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  • n. Plural form of verger.


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  • There's a thousand vergers out there who would do your job for half the stipend.

    This week: Bishop Broadbent, Ireland and Michael Gove

  • Chambermaids, vergers, innkeepers, lackeys, servants, all heard what was never said, and saw what was never done: there was an uproar, a horrible scandal throughout the whole March of Ancona.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • And this morning I had a two-hour walk-through in the awe-inspiring venue where the wedding will be held, with my parents and with the vergers who were all very helpful, showing us where to stand, where to sit, where the choir girls will sing...

    Weddingery, at long last

  • Even those who are not vergers for the High Minded, however, have ample practical reasons to channel increasing decision-making authority into the UN system, especially if part of their agenda is to circumscribe U.S. global power.

    Surrender is not an Option

  • ‘When they smite me on the right cheek, I turn unto them my left,’ he said to himself, when one of the cathedral vergers remarked to him that after all he was going to be married at last.

    He Knew He Was Right

  • All, however, agreed in saying that Mr. Slope was to be debarred from opening his mouth in the cathedral of Barchester; many believed that the vergers were to be ordered to refuse him even the accommodation of a seat; and some of the most far-going advocates for strong measures declared that his sermon was looked upon as an indictable offence, and that proceedings were to be taken against him for brawling.

    Barchester Towers

  • Barchester did not venture to attempt to make his way, although he was fortified by the presence of one of the cathedral vergers and by one of the palace footmen.

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

  • But on the following morning, and for nearly a week afterwards, he had been unable to face the minor canon and the vergers, and the old women who knew him so well, in his ordinary black garments.

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

  • I sought to take refuge from their noise by penetrating still deeper into the solitudes of the pile, and applied to one of the vergers for admission to the library.

    The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon

  • HYDER: Yes, in fact, other people that we spoke to also told us that that this was the largest numb of helicopters that they saw and there was a lot of activity in that area with people on the ground moving from one tent to another, vergers moving from one point to another.

    CNN Transcript Jan 14, 2002


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