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  • n. Plural form of torchman.


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  • The countenance of every member was now fully displayed to him by the torchmen, who, arranged at the steps of the platform on which the three chief inquisitors were elevated, extended in a semicircle on either hand of the place occupied by the inferior members.

    The Italian

  • Immediately, he lowered him, then called to his two torchmen to come and carry him.

    Sign of Chaos

  • Their laughing torchmen had set fire to every house.

    Conan the Avenger

  • Down to the house of sods processional torchmen pass, --

    Perpetual Light : a memorial

  • There was a little bustle when four horsemen rode in to say that the King's Highness was but nine miles from the castle, and torchmen must be there to light him in towards midnight.

    The Fifth Queen Crowned

  • The King's torchmen slumbered in the guard-room where they awaited his approach.

    The Fifth Queen Crowned

  • So, linking their arms in his, they wound up and across the courtyard, where the torchmen that waited on their company of diners to light them, blessed God that the sitting was over, and beat their torches out against the ground.

    The Fifth Queen Crowned

  • On the right and left of the litters the torchmen took their places.

    The Prince of India — Volume 02

  • No doubt, as a kinsman of the house, Mr. Esmond thought fit to be the last of all in it; he remained after the coaches had rolled away -- after his dowager aunt's chair and flambeaux had marched off in the darkness towards Chelsey, and the town's people had gone to bed, who had been drawn into the square to gape at the unusual assemblage of chairs and chariots, lackeys, and torchmen.

    The History of Henry Esmond, Esq. A Colonel in the Service of Her Majesty Queen Anne

  • The locals saw the crew of a French boat holding torches and marching through the village, led by a piper and in the centre of the torchmen a shaggy and staggering figure of an old man on his last legs was swaying as if his time was up.

    Irish Blogs


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