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Lockman

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An executioner; so called because one of his dues was a lock (or ladleful) of meal from every caskful exposed for sale in the market. In the Isle of Man the under-sheriff is so called.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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