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CATCHPOLE, officer. A name formerly given to a sheriff's deputy, or to a constable, or other officer whose duty it is to arrest persons. He was a sort of serjeant. The word is not now in use as an official designation. Minshew ad verb.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"Recalls of any kind can impact cash flow, squeezing a company's ability to pay staff, purchase raw materials or even continue production," continued Catchpole. "While many companies have adequate cover from third party lawsuits, they often do not consider how they would safeguard their own day-to-day business costs.
Catchpole gave the institutional a remarkable start, which was carried out by successive generations of principals, teachers and Abdalians - the term for the college's alumni.
"I was able to position myself above Snowy on a ladder, before bringing her back to safety with a catchpole.
<BCarole Catchpole, who has been awarded the British Empire Medal
Mr Catchpole, of Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk, told Ipswich crown court: "Three men pushed their way into the flat.
Under Mr Catchpole's stewardship for the last six years, TVU became one of the first Local Enterprise Partnerships to secure Government approval and he has since spearheaded a wide range of regeneration and economy-boosting projects.
Catchpole, whose life of crime includes a number of sex offences, was spotted causing trouble on the train and, when approached, it was found he was drunk and had no ticket.
Mr Catchpole said the growth in UK start-ups was being fuelled by the ease and speed with which a company can be started - usually within hours and generally for less than PS20.
LLANDOVERY: Try: R Catchpole; Con: J Garland; Pens: J Garland (5) LLANELLI: Tries: J Lewis, F Climo, K Evans, L Rawlins; Cons: F Climo (3); Pens: F Climo (2)
Jeff Sheltren, Narayan Newton, and Nathaniel Catchpole
Early this month Stephen Catchpole was announced as the new chief executive of the Coventry & Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership amid much tub-thumping.