Gold Stick


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Gold Stick

n (sometimes not capitals)
1. (Military) a gilt rod carried by the colonel of the Life Guards or the captain of the gentlemen-at-arms
2. (Military) the bearer of this rod
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David Milnes Eyecatcher Gold Stick 1.50 Wetherby Pushed left leaving the stalls on debut but made late progress to finish fifth.
Krohn also acquired an enamelled gold stick pin by Rene Jules Lalique (1860-1945) through Bing, a remarkable object whose opal centre seems to be being devoured before our eyes by a shimmering cluster of diamond-winged wasps (Fig.
Two gold stick pins, one with a single gold acorn at the head and the other with an oak leaf, were also worn respectively by the bride's father and her brother James Middleton.
It was topped by his naval cocked hat, his gold stick and his sword of honour presented by the Corporation of London.
AN excerpt from yesterday's Court Circular,a daily press release from Her Maj's firm that the broadsheet snoozepapers run because it's free and makes them look important: 'The Earl of Airlie,KT, was received by Her Majesty upon his appointment as Captain-General,The Queen's Body Guard for Scotland,Royal Company of Archers,and received from Her Majesty the Gold Stick of Office.'
JW Gold Stick and Silver Stick are court appointments from Tudor times.
The Chief of the Defence Staff General Sir Charles Guthrie became the Gold Stick in Waiting, Baroness Jay appeared as the The Cap of Maintenance and someone called Al Bruce popped up as Fitzalan Persuivant Extraordinary.
I have never entirely understood the purpose of Gold Stick in Waiting and I have never met a colleague who could explain exactly what he is waiting for.
Major General The Lord Michael Fitzalan Howard boasts the grand but rather vague title of "Gold Stick".
Their fans, clutched in little white hands with pointed red-lacquered nails, were generally a single ostrich plume in a colour to match their dress and fitted into a gold stick.
They might as well go the whole hog and invent a few Scottish equivalents of farcical titles such as Gold Stick in Waiting, Black Rod, Mistress of the Robes and Lady of the Bedchamber.