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parish
used in Arrowsmith

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Definition
a local church community

or in Louisiana:  a jurisdiction of government like a county
  • Dr. Stokes was a wiry, humorless man, the parish medical officer of St. Swithin Parish.
    Chapter 31 (59% in)
  • The man whose social rank was next to his own— the Hon. Cecil Eric George Twyford, a lean, active, high-nosed despot who owned and knew rod by snakewrithing rod some ten thousand acres of cane in St. Swithin's Parish—Twyford said that His Excellency was a "potty and snoring fool," and versions of the opinion came not too slowly to Fairlamb.
    Chapter 31 (25% in)
  • Dr. Stokes was a wiry, humorless man, the parish medical officer of St. Swithin Parish.
    Chapter 31 (59% in)
  • I'm Dr. Stokes, of St. Swithin's Parish.
    Chapter 33 (21% in)
  • If Inchcape balks, you come to me in my parish—if I'm still alive.
    Chapter 33 (24% in)
  • My name is Twyford, Cecil Twyford of St. Swithin's Parish.
    Chapter 34 (39% in)
  • Stokes was appointed Surgeon General, vice Inchcape Jones, and he made an illegal assignment of Martin to St. Swithin's Parish, as medical officer with complete power.
    Chapter 34 (74% in)
  • In St. Swithin's Parish the cocoa and bamboo groves and sharp hills of southern St. Hubert gave way to unbroken cane-fields.
    Chapter 34 (77% in)
  • The plague had only begun to invade St. Swithin's, but it was unquestionably coming, and Martin, with his power as official medical officer of the parish, was able to make plans.
    Chapter 35 (1% in)
  • The pest attacked the unphaged half of the parish much more heavily than those who had been treated.
    Chapter 35 (3% in)
  • These unfortunate cases he treated, giving the phage to alternate patients, in the somewhat barren almshouse of the parish, a whitewashed cabin the meaner against its vaulting background of banyans and breadfruit trees.
    Chapter 35 (4% in)
  • She knew the direction of St. Swithin's Parish—beyond that delicate glimmer of lights from palm huts coiling up the hills.
    Chapter 35 (25% in)
  • Sometimes Stokes was there, looking anxious, particularly when in the queue he saw plantation-hands from St. Swithin's, who were supposed to remain in their parish under strict control, to test the value of the phage.
    Chapter 35 (62% in)
  • He could not get himself to give up his reliance on whisky, and he could see no way of discontinuing the phage-injection of all who came begging for it, but he turned both injection and manufacture over to others, and went back to the most rigid observation of his experiment in St. Swithin's .... blotted as it now was by the unphaged portion of the parish going in to Blackwater to receive the phage.
    Chapter 35 (73% in)

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