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Black-rod

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Black-rod. n.s. [from black and rod.] The usher belonging to the order of the garter; so called from the black rod he caries in his hand. He is of the king's chamber, and likewise usher of the parliament. Cowel.

Sources: Cowell, John (42)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Black-rod." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: March 1, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=15399.


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