greencloth

greencloth

(ˈɡriːnˌklɒθ)
n
1. (Games, other than specified) informal the green covering of a billiard or gaming table
2. (Games, other than specified) informal a billiard or gaming table
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a department of the British monarch's household that is in charge of matters of justice within the household, as well as various matters of expenditure
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This must have proved quite a problem, as the Ordinances instruct the officers of the Board of the Greencloth, the main body responsible for the discipline of household staff, to:
11) The agent was, in fact, himself related to both men; and their conspiracy was presumably sealed with the complicity of the local official responsible for receipt of goods into the royal household: the bailiff of the Clerk of the Greencloth, the very Richard Bull in whose offices on Deptford Strand, long mistaken for a tavern, Christopher Marlowe would eventually pay his own mysterious reckoning.
Anthony Marlowe's ties with Bull typified this dynastic network: Richard Bull's father had worked as Deptford Master Shipwright for his grandfather and uncle, William and Benjamin Gonson, successive Navy Treasurers; whilst Bull's employer at the Greencloth, Christopher Browne of Sayes Court, married another of Marlowe's Gonson cousins.
63) Whatever the deceased's part in the contraband from which his backers profited, the fortunes he predicted in his play had not materialized under Ivan's heirs, and the Company was engaged in disposing of army surplus and settling accounts with the Clerk of the Greencloth at Sayes Court.
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