alderman


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a member of a municipal legislative body (as a city council)

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The Alderman laughed, and winked; for he was a merry fellow, Alderman Cute.
Divide the amount of tripe before-mentioned, Alderman,' said Mr.
Trotty was so shocked, that it gave him no concern to see the Alderman finish the tripe himself.
asked the Alderman, jocosely, of the red- faced gentleman in the blue coat.
But he was so busy, talking to her softly at a little distance, that he only became conscious of this desire, simultaneously with Alderman Cute.
The Alderman, being of a sensitive, retiring disposition, shrank from further comparison, and, strolling to another part of the garden, stole the camel.
Should you come to Norwich you may have cause to remember that you have been of service to Alderman Micheldene.
Yet, if the dangers of the road weigh so heavily upon you, master alderman, it is a great marvel to me that you should venture so far from home.
quoth Sir Nigel, "it is very clear to me that the sword is like thyself, good alderman, apt either for war or for peace.
But I perceive, master alderman, that this man who hangs here is, by mark of foot, the very robber-knight of whom we have spoken.
This to the alderman of Norwich, who had listened to him with a frowning brow and a sneering lip.
A puritan may go to his brown-bread crust with as gross an appetite as ever an alderman to his turtle.
The tortoise--as the alderman of Bristol, well learned in eating, knows by much experience--besides the delicious calipash and calipee, contains many different kinds of food; nor can the learned reader be ignorant, that in human nature, though here collected under one general name, is such prodigious variety, that a cook will have sooner gone through all the several species of animal and vegetable food in the world, than an author will be able to exhaust so extensive a subject.
For on the evening appointed for the Vauxhall party, George Osborne having come to dinner, and the elders of the house having departed, according to invitation, to dine with Alderman Balls at Highbury Barn, there came on such a thunder-storm as only happens on Vauxhall nights, and as obliged the young people, perforce, to remain at home.
an alderman of the city, and justice of the peace, and the goldsmith hearing of it, goes out, and entreated his worship to come in and decide the case.