June 17th, 2007

looking up


yeo·man n. (yō'mən)

An attendant, servant, or lesser official in a royal or noble household.
A yeoman of the guard.
A petty officer performing chiefly clerical duties in the U.S. Navy.
An assistant or other subordinate, as of a sheriff.
A diligent, dependable worker.
A farmer who cultivates his own land, especially a member of a former class of small freeholders in England.

Sir Cadogan calls Neville, Ron and Harry yeomen!

Oy, the things you don't notice until you have a list of 100 words to learn.