exciseman


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exciseman

(ˈɛksaɪzˌmæn)
n, pl -men
(Professions) Brit (formerly) a government agent whose function was to collect excise and prevent smuggling
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Noun1.exciseman - someone who collects taxes for the governmentexciseman - someone who collects taxes for the government
administrative official, bureaucrat - an official of a bureaucracy
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Says I to the exciseman, says I, I think you oft to favour us; I am sure we are very good friends to the government: and so we are for sartain, for we pay a mint of money to 'um.
The matter is," replied D'Artagnan, "that I can see upon this pier neither inspector nor sentinel nor exciseman.
Micawber and myself had once the honour of uniting our voices to yours, in the well-known strain of the Immortal exciseman nurtured beyond the Tweed.
With this little boy, the only pledge of her departed exciseman, Mrs.
In the usual custom, the company sang The Deil's Awa W'I the Exciseman.
The letters have gone on show at General Register House as part of the Robert Burns: Radical Exciseman exhibit, running from tonight to February 23.
And praise the Scottish nation, Who made him spy and let him die Heart-broken in privation: Exciseman, so that he might live Through northern winters' rigours-- Just as in southern lands they give The hard-up rhymer figures.
Don't miss the unique 'tea chute', where smuggled tea was hidden from the prying eyes of the exciseman.
Scotland's national poet had a secure job taxing people as an exciseman but lived beyond his means.
Drawing attention to those not joining the "expedition against that insolent exciseman John Neville", "Tom the Tinker" placed a series of advertisements in The Pittsburgh Gazette and other newspapers.
After the death of his first serious lover, the maidservant Mary Rose, he left his home country to work as an exciseman in the lower Thames valley.
The haunting of Hammersmith came to public attention in January 1804 when an exciseman named Francis Smith managed to shoot and kill a bricklayer, Thomas Millwood, while out searching for the ghost.