He clasped his hands together and bent forward, as if to satisfy himself that his summoner was real.
Already the summoner and the archers with their prisoner were clear of the house.
In this case the midwife was afraid to go alone with her summoner, and begged that her husband might accompany her.
Zra answered to the summoner, and the priest, taking off his hat, saluted her.
The summoner was ashamed to say what he really was, so he said, Yes.
Thus, if the summoner had been to a house first, the Friar was likely to suffer.
You will see later why he was so anxious to bring the summoner to his own dwelling.
Fine, fine it was for him, be sure, to be the summoner to battle!
He had a summoner ready to his hand, who worked under this strict archdeacon with equal severity.
Good Martin's reply was a stroke of his broad-sword that brought the summoner from his saddle to the ground.
c.1200, from Anglo-French, Old French sumundre "summon," from Vulgar Latin *summundre "to call, cite," from Latin summonere "hint to," from sub "under" + monere "warn, advise" (see monitor (n.)). Summons "authoritative call to be at a certain place for a certain purpose" is late 13c., from Old French sumunse, noun use of fem. past participle of somondre. Summoner "petty officer who cites persons to appear in court" is from early 14c.; contracted form sumner is from mid-14c.