bearer


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a person who carries messages or is sent on errands

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someone whose employment involves carrying something

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a messenger who bears or presents

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one of the mourners carrying the coffin at a funeral

the person who is in possession of a check or note or bond or document of title that is endorsed to him or to whoever holds it

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"Give us a light," said the other bearer, "or I shall never find what I am looking for." The man with the torch complied, although not asked in the most polite terms.
The bearers went on for twenty paces, then stopped, putting the bier down on the ground.
"Bad weather!" observed one of the bearers; "not a pleasant night for a dip in the sea."
One of the bearers was bitten by a poisonous snake, and though prompt measures were taken, the poison spread so rapidly that the man died.
This time some of the bearers were left behind, and ox-carts were substituted for them, as it was possible to carry more goods this way,
He is also the bearer of a second confidential epistle for his eminence.
If this person you speak of is really the bearer of a letter from there," he added, "I think we can both guess what it is about."
A letter in a double-ended envelope, stuck all over with sealing wax, is pretty certain to be opened in case of any accident to the bearer. This one, as you may not have noticed, is written in the same handwriting and addressed in the same manner as the remainder of my letters of introduction to various London and Paris houses of business."
Forty bearers carried our presents to Bekwando and it took us three months to get through.
Trent did not mention the fact that for four days and nights they were hiding in holes and up trees from the natives whom the King of Bekwando had sent after them, that their bearers had fled away, and that they had been compelled to leave the track and make their way through an unknown part of the bush.
As the bearers, among whom was Anna Mikhaylovna, passed the young man he caught a momentary glimpse between their heads and backs of the dying man's high, stout, uncovered chest and powerful shoulders, raised by those who were holding him under the armpits, and of his gray, curly, leonine head.
He unbolted the door, called in the bearers, wished us good morning, and with a look full of meaning and a crook of his finger at parting went his way.
The shoulder of one of the tramping bearers knocked heavily against the spectral soldier who was staring into the unknown.
They played the National air called "The Oz Spangled Banner," and behind them were the standard bearers with the Royal flag.
Tributes from other members of WWE, both past and present, have poured in to mourn the loss of Paul Bearer.