from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A yeoman retained by the sheriff to escort the judge of assize.
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Then they commenced an attack on the heavy infantry in all security, for the Hellenes had not a single bowman, javelin-man, or mounted trooper amongst them; while the enemy rushed forward on foot or galloped up on horseback and let fly their javelins.
“Just hand that,” said he, giving it to a javelin-man, “to the gentleman there in the green blouse and red hair.”