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Black Rod



Black Rod (plural Black Rods)

  1. Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod
  2. An usher in the legislature of British colonies.
    • Macaulay
      Committed to the custody of the Black Rod.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Cowell to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for Black Rod in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)