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YEOMAN. In the United States this word does not appear to have any very exact meaning. It is usually put as an addition to the names of parties in declarations and indictments. In England it signifies a free man who has land of the value of forty shillings a year. 2 Inst. 668; 2 Dall. 92.

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There are 60 Yeomen of the Guard (plus six officers), drawn from retired members of the British Army, Royal Marines and Royal Air Force.
Easily identifiable by their red and gold, Tudor-style uniforms, the Yeomen these days leave the practical duties of guarding the Royal family to the Royal Protection Squad and play a purely ceremonial role.
Directed by Michael McCaffrey, The Yeomen of the Guard is a story of ill-fated love and escape in Tudor England.
From the start, slaveholders' visions of a Union invasion of southern black belts excited insurrectionary anxieties that affected deployment of scarce resources in a way that confirmed for many yeomen the truthfulness of the adage, "Rich man's war; poor man's fight.
Captain Duffy said: ``I heard another one of the Yeomen shout something and I saw a movement.
Slick with mud and sweat, their chests heaving, the Oberlin Yeomen smash into each other while coaches bark orders that echo off the John W.
SINGERS from Meltham Parish Church Gilbert and Sullivan Society march back into action next week with a new production of Yeomen Of The Guard.
They were at the core of the white South, not completely comfortable on their acres but getting by, the yeomen farmers of fact as well as imagination.
Iolanthe, The Yeomen of the Guard and Patience all get an airing as the popular company take up a five-night residency.
The growing strength of yeomen voters in the area did not translate into entrance into planter ranks, but did allow for more equity in obtaining land, holding it, and judging miscreants by their actions rather than their rank.
Secondly, early American yeomen remain in some ways an inscrutable lot, especially since systematic analysis of the economic and political lives of self-identified yeomen has yet to reach critical mass.
When she has good evidence, she uses it to excess, for example, twenty-one separate documents to demonstrate the unexceptionable point that planters purchased a variety of foodstuffs from yeomen.