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 Lockitt’s.Locksley. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Lockman.
 
An executioner; so called because one of his dues was a lock (or ladleful) of meal from every caskful exposed for sale in the market. In the Isle of Man the under-sheriff is so called.   1
 


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