Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A title given to those members of the British royal household who bear gilded rods when attending the sovereign on occasions of state.

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Examples

  • I read of an alderman kneeling and knighted at court: I see a gold-stick waddling backwards before Majesty in a procession, and if we laugh, don't you suppose the Americans laugh too?

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  • I read of an alderman kneeling and knighted at court: I see a gold-stick waddling backwards before Majesty in a procession, and if we laugh, don’t you suppose the Americans laugh too?

    Roundabout Papers

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