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USHER. This word is said to be derived from a huissier, and is the name of an inferior officer in some English courts of law Archb. Pr. 25.

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OLD FRIENDS: A picture of Maureen O'Brien, above right, during a reunion of former Globe staff members; LIVE SOUNDS: A record by Charlie Gracie, which was recorded in the Globe; CLIFF CHAT: Theatre usherette Maureen Philipson recalls her time at the theatre Picture by IAN COOPER; RARITY: The Beatles pictured on stage at The Globe Theatre in Stockton in November 1963
The usherette, now in her 60s, collected them in 1963, the year before Newcastle group hit the big time with their number 1 classic, House Of The Rising Sun.
MOVIE PAL: Usherette Therese with hunk Ewan; HERO: Ewan saves a young boy's life in a scene from Young Adam
His birth mother is Ivy Barbara Porter, who worked as an usherette in Plymouth.
71-an-hour usherette - and could not afford regular visits.
Men couldn't keep their hands off her as a sexy cinema usherette in Lipstick On Your Collar (1993).
USHERETTE can provide French racing with a timely lift by winning the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket.
Dubai: Usherette and Arabian Hope, two very interesting Godolphin-owned horses, bid for victory at the highest level when they contest the Group 1 Sun Chariot Stakes over a mile at Newmarket, UK, on Saturday.
With the jockeys in the Duke of Cambridge all convinced the place to be was down the stands' rail, mickael Barzalona found himself behind a wall of horses and was able to get a run on Usherette only once Qemah had hit the front, running on to finish third.
USHERETTE (Andre Fabre) POSSIBLY a shade unfortunate not to give Qemah a fright in her bid to land a second win at Royal Ascot.
NEWSBOY'S 1-2-3 1 LAUGH ALOUD 2 SMART CALL 3 USHERETTE LAUGH ALOUD won with authority at Epsom and will be very hard to beat.
ANDRE FABRE is targeting Cloth Of Stars and Usherette at the Qipco Guineas Festival at Newmarket.