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BEADLE. Eng. law. A messenger or apparitor of a court, who cites persons to appear to what is alleged against them, is so called.

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For the combination of both these blessings in the one simple process of picking oakum, Oliver bowed low by the direction of the beadle, and was then hurried away to a large ward; where, on a rough, hard bed, he sobbed himself to sleep.
The master aimed a blow at Oliver's head with the ladle; pinioned him in his arm; and shrieked aloud for the beadle.
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Game For A Laugh began in 1981 and was an ITV Saturday night ratings hit for Jeremy Beadle, Matthew Kelly, Henry Kelly and Sarah Kennedy.
Skipper Debbie Beadle said: "We're exhausted and relieved.
TV prankster Jeremy Beadle left nearly pounds 2million in his will.
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LONDON: Jeremy Beadle, one of Britain's favourite television presenters during the 1980s and early 1990s, has died.
FORMER Newport County boss Colin Addison admitted that he was surprised at the sacking of manager Peter Beadle.
NEWPORT COUNTY chairman Chris Blight was yesterday fending off calls for the vacant manager's job after the sacking of Peter Beadle.
WITH the untimely death of Jeremy Beadle, I would like to add my memories of this lovely man.
SCOTS TV presenter Ross King says he owes his success in the US to his old friend Jeremy Beadle.