Definitions

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  • noun Someone who carries a mace.

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Examples

  • So saying he mounted the steps of the couch between the pillars, but when he came within reach of the two slaves, lo! the mace-bearer smote him on the back and the other struck him with the sword he held in his hand and lopped off his head, and he dropped down dead.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • As he spoke, the five Lords of Justiciary, in their long robes of scarlet, faced with white, and preceded by their mace-bearer, entered with the usual formalities, and took their places upon the bench of judgment.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • That's because in those days the mace-bearer used to ride a horse, and if he thought he was going to fall off, if the horse shied at a fractious crowd or something, he dropped the mace first and held on.

    The Lord Mayor of London

  • The old woman at once followed the mace-bearer, and when she reached the sultan bowed her head down to the carpet which covered the platform, of the throne, and remained in that posture until he bade her rise, which she had no sooner done, than he said to her, "Good woman, I have observed you to stand many days from the beginning to the rising of the divan; what business brings you here?"

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 3

  • The mace-bearer was known as Chobdar, and it was his duty to carry messages and announce visitors; this latter function he performed with a degree of pomposity truly Asiatic, dwelling with open mouth very audibly on some of the most sounding and emphatic syllables in a way that appeared to strangers almost ludicrous, [493] as shown in the following instance:

    The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II

  • We are told that this was considered a most flattering distinction, and that the mace-bearer, by virtue of his office, was deemed an esquire.

    The Corporation of London, Its Rights and Privileges

  • The beadle recognized me with a confidential nod, inspected the pulpit robe which I had donned, and taking up the "Books," he led the way to the pulpit steps with an air which might have provoked the envy of the most solemn mace-bearer who ever served his king.

    St. Cuthbert's

  • The old woman at once followed the mace-bearer, and when she reached the sultan, bowed her head down to the carpet which covered the platform of the throne, and remained in that posture until he bade her rise.

    The Arabian Nights Entertainments

  • Only too happy I to have that miserable post of mace-bearer.

    The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini

  • He made a famous medal of Clement VII., and was a Pontifical mace-bearer.

    The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini

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