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  • n  a minor parish official who serves a ceremonial function
  • n  United States biologist who discovered how hereditary characteristics are transmitted by genes (1903-1989)

  • He retired prudently while the students continued to beat the beadle.
  • The beadle drew himself up with great pride, and said, "I invented it.
  • We met earthy Salvadoran maids, beadle-like cops, bumbling civil servants, stalwart limo drivers, beaten-down screenwriters manquas and, of course, comically obsequious houseguests.
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  • Anwar Uddin in
    Naturally I'm delighted but it came as a total surprise,said Uddin. "At first I didn't believe it and knowing what jokers my team-mates are, I was expecting someone like Jeremy Beadle to jump out of the woodwork at any moment. Now it's all...
  • Pete Doherty in
    Speaking outside the police station, Doherty said: "It's all a big mistake. Every day of this tour we have been told we are going to get raided and basically, they have found f*** all. I kept thinking Jeremy Beadle was going to pop out. You...

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