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  • n. Plural form of sexton.


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  • In that case, as all my experiments emphatically declare, the fall of the stake undermined by the sextons is a pure matter of imagination.

    The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles

  • Sheridan interpreted these restrictions stringently, barring from registration not only all pre-1861 officials of state and local governments who had supported the Confederacy but also all city officeholders and even minor functionaries such as sextons of cemeteries.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • We see the huge figureheads that decorated old ships and learn how sailors navigated using the sun, the stars and sextons no GPS!

    Eileen Ogintz: Boys Meet a Beluga in Mystic

  • The Church sextons believe that his bones remain in a crypt below the beautiful cathedral that stands there today, but nobody knows for sure.

    Champlain's Dream

  • People connected to the end of life: undertakers, sextons, priests.

    Astrology for Enlightenment

  • At once Ross sent the son away, and when the sextons were about to use their shovels, he ordered them to desist, and descending into the grave, moved the body with his own hands into the new coffin in loving reverence.

    Oscar Wilde, His Life and Confessions

  • The church, filled with friends and relations, echoed with the roll of carriages, and the hum of beadles, sextons, and priests.

    The Vendetta

  • There are better ways of confirming a burial, including: sextons 'records; contemporary newspaper accounts; previous transcriptions (to find if the grave was ever marked); and, as a last resort, excavation.

    Archive 2005-06-01

  • There are some chapels in London, where, the function over, one almost expects to see the sextons put brown hollands over the pews and galleries, as they do at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden.

    The Newcomes

  • Both men work in Superior Diocese's cemeteries as sextons, an occupation as old as mankind.

    Father and Son Tend Superior's Catholic Cemeteries


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