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- n. Plural form of lifetaker.
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Because I knew who they were: Crask and Sadler, Chodo Contague's first-string lifetakers.
They included Chodo Contague (who never leaves his estate) and his top two lifetakers, Morley, a man I didn't know who was obviously oaf the Hill, several species of priest old enough to have gray hair or no hair, and-wonder of all wonders-that character Sampson who'd been Pendent's assistant.
I've never known one to become excitable enough to employ lifetakers. "