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  • n. Plural form of esquire.

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Examples

  • It is to be noted for example that many of the "esquiers" of 1369, practically all of the "esquiers des offices" [Footnote: For indication of their function see p. 14 etc.], and the "esquiers survenantz" of 1368 are not called esquires in the list of 1368, the Patent Rolls, Close

    Chaucer's Official Life

  • In most of the great houses of the time the esquires were the especial attendants upon the Lord and Lady of the house, holding such positions as body-squires, cup-bearers, carvers, and sometimes the office of chamberlain.

    Men of Iron

  • And now the postal authorities will tell you that the number of the "esquires" not carrying arms, not having so much as a leg to stand on (in the matter of legal claims), is something "awful!"

    The Bed-Book of Happiness

  • It is to be noted for example that many of the “esquiers "of 1369, practically all of the “esquiers des offices” [Footnote: For indication of their function see p. 14 etc.], and the “esquiers survenantz” of 1368 are not called esquires in the list of 1368, the Patent Rolls, Close Rolls, Issue Rolls or Fine Rolls.

    Chaucer's Official Life

  • Within this elite there were gradations which, in ascending order, were gentlemen, esquires and knights and then the hereditary peerage.

    'Aristocrats'

  • More and more dragons are lost in battle, and esquires cannot be trained fast enough to take to the skies.

    The Road Not Taken · The Dragon Whisperer

  • Since she has flown as a child, she scoffs at those esquires who do not have a natural talent for flying.

    The Road Not Taken · The Dragon Whisperer

  • The esquires of the combatants now approached, and delivered to each his shield and lance, assisting to hang the former around his neck, that his two hands might remain free, one for the management of the bridle, the other to direct the lance.

    The Talisman

  • Setting aside assassinations and poisonings, I speak only of massacres in a juridical form, performed with loyalty and ceremony; I commence with kings and queens; England alone furnishes an ample list; but for chancellors, knights, and esquires, volumes are required.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • September 1st, 2008 at 10: 06 pm three card poker play says: three card poker play … esquires cookbook officials: Tompkins navel applies …

    Think Progress » Iraqi Leaders Call On U.S. To Set Timetable

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