town crier

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n town crier (formerly) an official who made public announcements
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Usage

In literature:

He picked it up, and proclaimed it in the manner of a town crier.
"The Princess of the School" by Angela Brazil
That Mrs. Stantiloup has a tongue as loud as the town-crier's bell.
"Dr. Wortle's School" by Anthony Trollope
Where was the town-crier?
"Salthaven" by W. W. Jacobs
In the evening the town-crier went to and fro announcing the opening of the ball.
"Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska" by Charles Warren Stoddard
I can't my voice raise higher and still higher, As if I were a herald or town-crier.
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
Might's well tell the town crier as tell Walky.
"The Mission of Janice Day" by Helen Beecher Long
He was the town crier afterwards and a noted character.
"Some Reminiscences of old Victoria" by Edgar Fawcett
It was the Town Crier, with whom, as with a brother artist, he had picked acquaintance the day before.
"The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol" by William J. Locke
The words he said might have been published by the town-crier.
"Lippincott's Magazine, December 1878" by Various
After a while, the constable got a deputy to whom he made over his business of town-crier.
"A Boy's Town" by W. D. Howells
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In poetry:

They say that in his prime,
Ere the pruning-knife of Time
Cut him down,
Not a better man was found
By the Crier on his round
Through the town.
"The Last Leaf" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
None knew how, with prayer and fasting still,
He strove in the bonds of his evil will;
But he shook himself like Samson at length,
And girded anew his loins of strength,
And bade the crier go up and down
And call together the wondering town.
"John Underhill" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Photo special to the Town Crier The guest speaker for the April 2 meeting of the Canfield AARP Chapter 3104 was Jeff Mihalik who presented his program on 'Outhouse Archaelology'.
Alexandria choosing a town crier .
News & Features From the Idyllwild Town Crier weekly newspaper, 01.07.10 edition.
It's a busy week for community meetings and the Town Crier team will be out in full force to report on the issues affecting you – from education to development, parks to pathways and more.
EAST VILLAGE;Homeless Man, Local Town Crier , Faces 'Eviction'.
Canadian duo Dala at Towne Crier .
Photos special to the Town Crier.
Photo special to the Town Crier The Boardman Rotary Club was pleased to welcome back three former exchange students who returned to the United States this summer.
Photo special to the Town Crier The guest speaker for the April 2 meeting of the Canfield AARP Chapter 3104 was Jeff Mihalik who presented his program on ' Outhouse Archaelology'.
World champion town crier Chris Whyman keeps all in Kingston informed, as TheStar.com's Adrian Brijbassi found out.
FILE ** The town crier, played by volunteer Stephen Fahy, prepares more.
Photo special to the Town Crier The 2012 St Michael's girls fifth grade basketball team completed the season undefeated and won the league tournament.
Photo special to the Town Crier Austintown Rotary President Ron Carroll recently welcomed Janet Polish, STEM director for Austintown schools, to the group's meeting.
Photo special to the Town Crier.
Whitehouse, Town Crier Jeremy Hartle and Charles Hartle of United Equipment remove the last of the antiquated wooden seats from the bleachers at Falcon Stadium.
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