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Tipstaff

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A constable so called because he carried a staff tipped with a bull’s horn. In the documents of Edward III. allusion is often made to his staff. (See Rymer’s Fœdera.)

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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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