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Dictionary of Ancient Occupations and Trades,
Ranks, Offices, and Titles

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yardman
a worker in a railroad yard or lumberyard.
yegg
20th c sl a travelling burgler or safecracker.
yeoman
a farmer who owned his own land.
Brit hist one qualified by possessing free land of certain value to serve on juries, vote for the knight of the shire, etc.
a volunteer member of a cavalry force raised from the yeoman class (Brit. 1794-1908).
a servant in a royal or noble household.
mil A petty naval officer performing visual signaling (Brit) or clerical (US) duties.
yeoman clothier
an 18th century cloth trade middle-man who supplied raw wool to the individual hand-loom weavers within the domestic system, then collected their finished pieces for sale at the cloth hall.
yeoman of the guard
a member of the British sovereign's personal bodyguard.
a warder in the Tower of London.

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