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bailiff
used in Moby Dick

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court officer responsible for keeping order in the court including custody of the jury, and custody of prisoners while in court
  • How wildly it heightens the effect of that passage in Froissart, when, masked in the snowy symbol of their faction, the desperate White Hoods of Ghent murder their bailiff in the market-place!
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (80% in)

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