from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A person formerly employed by a town to proclaim announcements in the streets.
  • n. Informal A gossip.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who is employed by a town council to make public announcements in the streets
  • n. A gossip


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  • But as she limped from the dusty office, the former town crier felt her work was not yet done.

    Father Swarat

  • The town crier turned spy stumped out of the office into the baking sunlight.

    Father Swarat

  • The former town crier was perched over his shoulder on top of a huge stone.

    Father Swarat


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