One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in the UK) the deputy of Black Rod.
- ‘In Black Rod's Department the appeal is to the Yeoman Usher, or to Black Rod if the Yeoman Usher has been involved in the appraisal process.’
- ‘In the Middle Ages a ‘yeoman’ was identified as a rank, or position in a noble or royal household with titles such as Yeoman of the Chamber, Yeoman of the Crown, Yeoman Usher, King's Yeoman, and various others.’
- ‘The Yeomen of the Ewery and Pantry conducted by the Yeoman Usher pass through to the great Dining Chamber.’
- ‘The office of Usher is held by the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod who is also the Serjeant-at-Arms of the United Kingdom House of Lords (although his functions are more often performed there by his deputy, the Yeoman Usher).’
- ‘We see Godwin as an old man at his post as Yeoman Usher of the Receipt of the Exchequer who delightedly escorts visitors into the Star Chamber of the old Houses of Parliament (just months before they were destroyed by fire).’
- ‘Clerks who sit at the Table, Black Rod and the Yeoman Usher may use the Bishops’ Bar at any time and other permanent staff may drink there if invited to do so by a member.’
- ‘His deputy is the Yeoman Usher of the Black Rod.’
- ‘Aged 77 he became Office Keeper and Yeoman Usher and was given lodgings in New Palace Yard (by the Houses of Parliament).’
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