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yeoman's service

Service that is good enough, but in no way extravagant. This rickety wooden ladder has done me yeoman's service over the years, but now it's time to upgrade.
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"There were Yeoman Warders or Beefeaters before then but they used to have to pay a sum of money to become a Yeoman Warder."
Barry Stringer, MBE, has landed his dream job as the Tower of London's newest Yeoman Warder
The panel imposed a prohibition order on Ms Yeoman. Ms Yeoman can apply to re-register as a teacher after three years.
He explained: "I proposed at home by making a candlelit path of 500 rose petals to where Cash was holding a sign in his mouth saying 'Will You Marry Him?'" Yeoman, who now has more than 50,000 Twitter followers announced he and Gigi plan to marry in Malibu next year.
In 1956, while he was working in hospitals in Edinburgh, Dr Yeoman met his wife Margaret and they married in 1957.
Welsh actor Owain Yeoman "Then it aired, did really well and we said, 'We'll see how it does next week'.
But Essex-based Yeoman said it called when the alarm first went off and tried to contact keyholders to attend.
Yeoman, who taught the pupil, had sex with her in her flat after they began chatting online and exchanging text messages.
Even so, while Hovis explores the feminist slant of much of Betts' work, the yeoman paradigm is still somewhat problematic.
Miss Cameron, 44, became the first female Yeoman Warder in the Tower's 1,000-year history in 2007.
Charlotte Louise Berry Winters, the last known Navy Yeoman (F) and woman veteran of World War I, was laid to rest March 30 in Frederick, Md.
2006 marks the 60th anniversary of the Yeoman GUIDE BOOK OF UNITED STATES COINS, and this new edition edited by Kenneth Bressett assures the classic coin collector's reference remains a hit with its annual analysis of the coin market.
Hunger pangs prompted the yeoman soldier to question why wealthy planters were not sacrificing cash crops for food crops or whether they were holding back foodstuffs to attain a better price.
of Houston head coach Bill Yeoman noted, "Though appearing complicated, it is still the easiest way to get wide.
The Quest for the Secret Nile by Guy Yeoman Chaucer Press, hb, pp192, 20 [pounds sterling]