one little key tag!URRRGGGGGGHHHH!
Posted by Caroline on March 28, 1998 at 15:41:22:
In response to Well, I never!, written by Caroline on March 27, 1998 at 09:42:12
] (snip) They wore no uniform, and the only sign of their office was their tipstaff, tipstave, or painted truncheon. PW’s description: The tipstave was short and could be tucked in one’s pocket or coat. It had a brass handle and a crown on the tip (opposite end). Some crowns unscrewed (presumably to reveal a hollow opening) so warrants could be stowed inside. The tipstaff was long (snip)
I got the short one! I'll talk to my father....
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