n.1.A town officer who makes proclamations to the people; the public crier of a town.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Second: This arrangement is indispensable for common safety's sake; for were the lower end of the line in any way attached to the boat, and were the whale then to run the line out to the end almost in a single, smoking minute as he sometimes does, he would not stop there, for the doomed boat would infallibly be dragged down after him into the profundity of the sea; and in that case no town-crier would ever find her again.
It must be broken to him, before the town-crier knows it.
Nez Perce camp A chief with a hard name The Big Hearts of the East Hospitable treatment The Indian guides Mysterious councils The loquacious chief Indian tomb Grand Indian reception An Indian feast Town-criers Honesty of the Nez Perces The captain's attempt at healing.
They are like that, authors, literary men, students, town-criers. .
He mounted a 10-month campaign for official recognition after winning a town-crier competition in the city the previous year.
MOUTHY men and women from across the country will congregate in Nuneaton and Bedworth this weekend for the annual town-crier competition.