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  • n. Plural form of exciseman.

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Examples

  • This way the excisemen followed, and the amble of their horses died quite away.

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  • When they reached the turnpike-road she turned to the right, and he soon perceived that they were following the direction of the excisemen and their load.

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  • But still these indefatigable excisemen discovered nothing more than the original tell-tale smell in the road opposite

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  • ‘I would not venture to offend the neighbours so much as that,’ said she, ‘or do anything that would be so likely to put poor Owlett into the hands of the excisemen.’

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  • ‘But if those excisemen had got off with the tubs, half the people in the parish would have been in want for the next month or two.’

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  • Stockdale did the same, and saw the village lying like a map below him, over which moved the figures of the excisemen, each foreshortened to a crablike object, the crown of his hat forming a circular disc in the centre of him.

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  • The excisemen were still busy in the orchard, and at last he was tempted to enter, and watch their proceedings.

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  • He himself, like the excisemen, had been wondering for the last half-hour what could have become of them.

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  • They could hear the excisemen sniffing the air like hounds as they paced slowly along.

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  • The excisemen had, in fact, begun to pile up the tubs on a large stone slab which was fixed there; and when all were brought out from the tower, two or three of the men were left standing by them, the rest of the party again proceeding to the orchard.

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