To calm the lawyer down, Ramesh asked a constable to go fetch a bottle of Old Monk rum.
They drank it in half an hour, and the constable went to fetch another.
The florid brushwork of a constable gets hypertrophied in Freud, into a kind of gross exaggeration of what unleashed paint can do.
He read it, reread it, and then turned inquiringly to the constable.
Will you tell me how much money you have got, or shall I send for the constable?
It is not lolling with a pipe in his mouth that the British constable guards an important prisoner.
"You can sit down in that chair," said the constable, pointing to a seat.
"Kevan and the constable should head them off," whispered Maxwell.
"I have brought her up to you, Mr. Grant," said the constable.
Put her around into that cove, constable Newcomb directed the youth at the wheel, when the island was reached.
c.1200, "chief household officer, justice of the peace," from Old French conestable (12c., Modern French connétable), "steward, governor," principal officer of the Frankish king's household, from Late Latin comes stabuli, literally "count of the stable" (established by Theodosian Code, c.438 C.E.), hence, "chief groom." See count (n.). Second element is from Latin stabulum "stable, standing place" (see stable (n.)). Probably a translation of a Germanic word. Meaning "an officer of the peace" is from c.1600, transferred to "police officer" 1836. French reborrowed constable 19c. as "English police."