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lay clerk

Origin of lay clerk
First recorded in 1805-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He was the lay precentor or lay clerk, and he was also a good choirmaster.

    Charles Dickens and Music James T. Lightwood
  • The stipend of a lay clerk was too small to attract any other than a local candidate, and no suitable man was to be found.

    The Boy's Voice J. Spencer Curwen
  • It is Edwin Drood himself who says that Jasper was lay precentor or lay clerk at the cathedral.

    Charles Dickens and Music James T. Lightwood

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