They had even proceeded so far as to furnish a tipstaff with the order to clear the rooms.
"The Judge wants you back at the Court, Mr. Blake," said the tipstaff.
His arm was grasped roughly by a tipstaff, who hurried to his side.
My direction to the tipstaff, who got admittance into the house, was to conduct him to a judge, according to the writ.
tipstaff, tip′staf, n. a staff tipped with metal, or an officer who carries it: a constable.
It was through this gateway that the tipstaff preceded Mr. Pickwick, as you may read in chapter xii.
"I think you will be able to get anything out of him, when you get him there," said the tipstaff.
Again, in his effort to follow, Mr. Thorndike was halted, but the first tipstaff came to his rescue.
A tipstaff came up and warned him not to repeat the offence, and then the examination of witnesses was resumed.
I asked who brought it, and was told it was the son of the potato-merchant, accompanied by a tipstaff.