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  • n. Plural form of tithingman.

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Examples

  • The tithingmen were the ancient conservators of the peace, and were chosen annually as late as 1834; after that date their duties devolved upon the constables.

    The Bay State Monthly — Volume 1, No. 2, February, 1884

  • "And if you refuse to help me, I'll go straight to the tithingmen myself."

    Heartfire

  • When the door opened, Reverend Study and the tithingmen found her sitting on a side chair, her eyes closed, her hands clasped in her lap, the classic pose of the soul who refused to be touched by the evils of the world.

    Heartfire

  • "We're tithingmen of the witch court of Cambridge," they said.

    Heartfire

  • To the tithingmen, Verily wryly muttered, "Did that sound like a curse to you?"

    Heartfire

  • Why was the Unmaker coming out in the open with the tithingmen?

    Heartfire

  • As a couple of tithingmen helped Purity stagger toward the courthouse, she whimpered when she came near Verily.

    Heartfire

  • So the tithingmen hunted fruitlessly in the woods and meadows, trying to find the girl whose voice they had heard, until finally they gave up and headed into town to try to find out which child was missing and organize a search.

    Heartfire

  • It was the tithingmen who kept the work of the courts to a minimum.

    Heartfire

  • The tithingmen looked to their rods and switches, which they used to goad the runners, but none moved toward the two victims.

    Heartfire

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