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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Yeoman Warders must have served for at least 22 years in the Armed Forces, reaching the rank of warrant officer, and they must also have been awarded the long service and good conduct medal.
He will also become familiar with each of the 21 separate duties that the Yeoman Warders conduct each and every day, including the Ceremony of the Keys, a closing ceremony that has taken place every night at the Tower of London without fail for at least 700 years.
Present at the siege and capture of Bhurtpoor, where he volunteered for the storming party, his portrait, Yeoman of the Guard painted in 1875 by Sir John Everett Millais, is according to the Dictionary of National Biography, "with his age-worn face and uniform of scarlet and gold, is strong in character, and perhaps the artist's most splendid effort as a colourist".
Martin Farley, an employee at Denzil Print, opposite Surrey Yeoman, said: "I have heard lots of different rumours about what it is going to be.
"It's a fun and very colorful role," Doherty added of Yeoman's character, whose debut episode is set to air on Sunday, Oct.
Mr and Mrs Yeoman started Telelectric in 1971, initially running the television business out of their front room in Rhys Street, Trealaw, before buying premises in Dunraven Street which they converted from a former chemist and butchers.
The committee heard Ms Yeoman was driven by results.
Other topics that Yeoman speculates upon include how transit systems in 2050 will differ from today's, what rugby and other sporting events might look like, and whether humanoid robots could bring on the end of human trafficking as we know it.
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (Rada) and Oxford University English Literature graduate Yeoman, whose parents Mike and Hilary still live in South Wales, plays special agent Wayne Rigsby.
Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman and Amanda Righetti all do a fine job of sometimes literally staying one step behind Patrick Jane.
THE Yeoman of the Guard will be on duty for the town's theatregoers when the Huddersfield Gilbert and Sullivan Society's latest musical production opens on May 16.