water bailiff

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Examples from the Web for water bailiff

Historical Examples of water bailiff

  • "'Tis old John Draper, the water-bailiff," remarked one of the archers.

  • He also appoints the water-bailiff's assistants, if any vacancy occurs.

    Old and New London

    Walter Thornbury

  • Should a water-bailiff, or one of the Llangorren gamekeepers chance to set eyes on them, they'd spoil at once.

    Gwen Wynn

    Mayne Reid

  • It was sometime a City prison for debtors and persons guilty of trespass, and was the residence of the water-bailiff of the City.

    Bygone London

    Frederick Ross

  • A water-bailiff in many northern European ports, who superintends the police for seamen.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth