The Commons had scarcely met when the knock of Black Rod was heard.
In the evening, when the Houses had assembled, Black Rod knocked.
The keeper of the Black Rod is a very genteel office, which yields about 900 during the session.
And the thing that the hand gripped had the likeness of a Black Rod.
Nay, they might order the usher of the Black Rod to take a man from their bar, and hang him up in the lobby.
He was saluted to the ground by the usher of the Black Rod, who belongs to the king.
Black Rod is on such occasions the central figure of a curious ceremony of much historic significance.
In the first carriage sat the Usher of the Black Rod, his wand in his hand.
The usher of the Black Rod is a very important officer of the House of Lords.
At the bar stood the Usher of the Black Rod, his wand in his hand.