an official of a church charged with taking care of the edifice and its contents, ringing the bell, etc., and sometimes with burying the dead.
an official who maintains a synagogue and its religious articles, chants the designated portion of the Torah on prescribed days, and assists the cantor in conducting services on festivals.
Anne (Harvey) 1928–74, U.S. poet.
a person employed to act as caretaker of a church and its contents and graveyard, and often also as bell-ringer, gravedigger, etc
another name for the burying beetle
noun 1. the act of a person who sheathes. 2. something that sheathes; a covering or outer layer of metal, wood, or other material, as one of metal plates on a ship’s bottom, the first covering of boards on a house, etc. 3. material for forming any such covering. noun, plural sheaths [sheeth z] /ʃiðz/ […]
noun 1. a person who herds, tends, and guards sheep. 2. a person who protects, guides, or watches over a person or group of people. 3. a member of the clergy. 4. the Shepherd, Jesus Christ. 5. sheepdog. verb (used with object) 6. to tend or guard as a shepherd: to shepherd the flock. 7. […]
[uhn-der-sher-if] /ˈʌn dərˌʃɛr ɪf/ noun 1. a sheriff’s deputy, especially one on whom the sheriff’s duties devolve when the office is vacant. undersheriff /ˈʌndəˌʃɛrɪf/ noun 1. a deputy sheriff
noun 1. a broad piece of armor, varying widely in form and size, carried apart from the body, usually on the left arm, as a defense against swords, lances, arrows, etc. 2. a similar device, often of lightweight plastic, used by riot police to protect themselves from rocks and other thrown objects. 3. something shaped […]