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sergeant at arms

Her hands ball into fists at her sides, but before she can teach the Snake a lesson, the sergeant-at-arms marches into the courtyard.
Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  someone responsible for enforcing order at a meeting
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  • Her hands ball into fists at her sides, but before she can teach the Snake a lesson, the sergeant-at-arms marches into the courtyard.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • "Well, what do you think of this, my fine fellow?" asked Debray of the sergeant-at-arms, slipping a louis into his hand.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The master armourer, or sergeant-at-arms, was a stiff, pale, bouncy gentleman with waxed moustaches.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • First it was the young Vicomte de Cormontreuil, who has his bell tower three leagues distant from Reims; then Messire Henri de Triancourt, equerry to the King; then less than that, Chiart de Beaulion, sergeant-at-arms; then, still descending, Guery Aubergeon, carver to the King; then, Mace de Frépus, barber to monsieur the dauphin; then, Thévenin le Moine, King’s cook; then, the men growing continually younger and less noble, she fell to Guillaume Racine, minstrel of the hurdy gurdy…
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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  • The sergeant-at-arms is directed to note this and act.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • I have seen the sergeant-at-arms of the United States Senate referred to as /Hon.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • He went instead to the home of the club’s sergeant-at-arms, Hans-Åke Waltari.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • …of Canterbury alone; after him, the Bishops of Lincoln, Ely, Rochester, and Saint Asaph; next them, with some small distance, follows a Gentleman bearing the purse, with the great seal, and a cardinal’s hat; then two Priests, bearing each silver cross; then a Gentleman Usher bareheaded, accompanied with a Sergeant-at-arms bearing a silver mace; then two Gentlemen bearing two great silver pillars; after them, side by side, the two Cardinals; two Noblemen with the sword and mace.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry VIII
  • The sergeant-at-arms developed a pot-belly and nearly died of shame, but continued to cry out One-Two, in a huskier voice, on every possible occasion.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Somebody go and tell the sergeant-at-arms.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King

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  • Their nurse had gone into hysterics—Hob had stayed out till midnight scouring the purlieus of the forest—the cooks had burnt the joint for dinner—and the sergeant-at-arms had polished all the armour twice and shapened all the swords and axes to a razor blade in case of an invasion.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • He perceived Chateau-Renaud and Debray, who had just gained the good graces of a sergeant-at-arms, and who had persuaded the latter to let them stand before, instead of behind him, as they ought to have done.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • …kitchen staff were banging pots and pans, singing "Will Ye No Come Back Again?" or some such music, out of tune; the kitchen cat was yowling; the hounds had escaped from the kennel because there was nobody to look after them, and were preparing to chase the kitchen cat; the sergeant-at-arms was blowing out his chest with pleasure so far that he looked as if he might burst at any moment, and was commanding everybody in an important voice to get ready to cheer when he said, "One, Two!"
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • [Enter Brandon, a Sergeant-at-arms before him, and two or three of the Guard.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry VIII
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