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  • n. A person engaged by a church to eject unruly dogs and children from acts of worship.

Etymologies

Elizabethan era. (Wiktionary)

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  • Great-grandfather was the local parish knocknobbler, a calling he faithfully ministered with his ivory-handled swordstick and a whip made from a warthog's tail, two items the provenance of which was known only to God himself.

    December 13, 2011