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  • noun Plural form of almsman.

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Examples

  • The contentment of these almsmen, if content they be, can give him no title to this wealth!

    The Warden

  • An action has been taken against Mr Warden Harding, on behalf of the almsmen, by a gentleman acting solely on public grounds, and it is to be argued that Mr Harding takes nothing but what he received as a servant of the hospital, and that he is not himself responsible for the amount of stipend given to him for his work.

    The Warden

  • But the charm was the entrance of the abbey, where we were received by the dean and chapter in rich robes, the choir and almsmen bearing torches; the whole abbey so illuminated, that one saw it to greater advantage than by {81} day; the tombs, long aisles, and fretted roof, all appearing distinctly, and with the happiest _chiaroscuro_.

    A Book of English Prose Part II, Arranged for Secondary and High Schools

  • Salisbury Crags; St. Mary's, in Leith Wynd, for twelve almsmen

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy

  • St. Thomas's, near the water-gate, founded in 1541 by Abbot Crichton of Holyrood for seven almsmen in red gowns; and Ballantyne's

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy

  • And because he would stir the people to do alms, he said that when the poor men were once together warming them against the sun, they began to tell who were good almsmen, and them would they praise, and blame them that were evil.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 2

  • In front of the modest doors of the chambers inhabited by almsmen and almswomen runs a tiny cloister with oak pillars, so that the inmates may visit one another dryshod in any weather.

    Vanishing England

  • Two bowed and toothless old almsmen then looked at each other and chuckled, innocently enough; but the sound had a strange weird effect in that place.

    Far from the Madding Crowd

  • Two bowed and toothless old almsmen then looked at each other and chuckled, innocently enough; but the sound had a strange weird effect in that place.

    Far from the Madding Crowd

  • The hospital or almshouses stands on the high road from Wimborne to Blandford; the chapel joins one of the tenements occupied by the almsmen.

    Bell's Cathedrals: Wimbourne Minster and Christchurch Priory A Short History of Their Foundation and a Description of Their Buildings

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