sergeant at arms

Definitions

  • Do you expect me to send the Sergeant-at-Arms
    Do you expect me to send the Sergeant-at-Arms
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sergeant at arms an officer (as of a legislature or court) who maintains order and executes commands
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Usage

In literature:

John R. Pinckney and Peter Miller were elected Sergeants-at-Arms.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920" by Various
The Sergeants were running "with vellum books" under their arms, usually left at home on Review-day.
"Pickwickian Studies" by Percy Fitzgerald
The sergeant-at-arms didn't need to follow him; he had been let off very lightly.
"But, I Don't Think" by Gordon Randall Garrett
He was appointed Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Assembly of Upper Canada, and held the office for many years.
"The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 2 of 2" by Edgerton Ryerson
The other officers are elected as the clerk, sergeant-at-arms and doorkeeper.
"Citizenship" by Emma Guy Cromwell
The sergeant-at-arms was John Lamb, well known to all old settlers.
"The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier" by Charles E. Flandrau
The Chief Justice in loud angry tones ordered the Sergeant-at-Arms to clear the galleries.
"The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon
When the court was fully organized, they commanded the sergeant-at-arms to bring in the prisoner.
"Charles I" by Jacob Abbott
Sir, I am the Sergeant-at-Arms!
"The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Harry Furniss
Thomas B. Shannon, California; (13) S. G. Ordway, Sergeant-at-Arms of the House.
"The Poets' Lincoln" by Various
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In news:

After waiting more than 20 years, Sergeant Dwayne Wilson, a Middletown High School graduate, was presented the Bronze Star during a ceremony at the Delaware National Guard's Georgetown Arm.
Four summer pages working in the Senate have exhibited symptoms similar to swine flu and have been quarantined , according to the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms.
Is Council's sergeant-at-arms still necessary.
Sergeant-at-arms David Rosario is the top man in a five-person unitā€¦ (DAVID MAIALETTIā€¦).
Philips sergeant-at-arms at state convention.
Capitol veteran takes over as sergeant-at-arms .
Welcome to the Sergeant at Arms Committee.
The primary responsibility of the Sergeants at Arms is to help make the Board of Directors session and other committee meetings run smoothly.
Junior Auxiliary member Katie Smith, left, and Sergeant at Arms, Linda Kiser assist with the American Legion Auxiliary flag disposal ceremony on Oct 15 at Langston Park.
Two armed men wearing masks who robbed a jewelry store Tuesday and remain at-large may have pulled similar heists in other local cities, a police sergeant said today.
Illinois Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Joe Dominguez locks up each senator's desk on the Senate floor after the lawmakers adjourned Friday, June 1, 2012 in Springfield, Ill.
We don t have a sergeant at arms or any security.
According to Martina Bradford, a spokeswoman for the Senate 's sergeant at arms, the hacking group managed to break into the account of an unnamed senator 's office and then execute commands on the Senate 's Web server.
Includes the words Sergeant at Arms in navy.
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