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BEDEL, Eng. law. A cryer or messenger of a court, who cites men to appear and answer. There are also inferior officers of a parish or liberty who bear this name.

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American Hollis Gail Bedell presented her comprehensive thesis on the Norantea complex (Marcgraviaceae) in 1985, she unfortunately did not validate her new taxa therein (explicitly stated on page ii).
Schwartzia lozaniana Gir.-Canas = Schwartzia venusta de Roon & Bedell (ined.), Schwartzia chocoensis Gir.-Canas = Schwartzia foreroi de Roon & Bedell (ined.), Schwartzia antioquensis Gir.-Canas = Schwartzia sclerophylla de Roon & Bedell (ined.), Schwartzia renvoizei Gir.-Canas = Schwartzia micradenia de Roon & Bedell (ined.)] (Giraldo-Canas 2001a, 2001b, 2002a, 2002b, 2003, 2004, 2005).
Sydney Bedells served as the bride's proxy and read Scripture.
Nicola Rogers, 31, a Cambridge languages graduate who works as an editor on the university's website, will become the first female esquire bedell in more than 700 years.
Now a youthful 73 and still working, Jean Bedells has spent the last few weeks commuting between her Kent countryside home and the company's Birmingham base.
"The day of large system AGVS is not dead, just far and few between," said Bedells. "It will be interesting to see how the continued development of non-wire systems will effect the number of vehicles per system in the future," he added.
Bedells also succeeded in reconstructing a lost comedy ballet, The Prospect Before Us, which de Valois had created in 1940 to exploit the dramatic talents of Robert Helpmann.