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 Beadsman or Bedesman.Beaker. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Beak.
 
A magistrate. (Anglo-Saxon beag, a gold collar worn by civic magistrates.)   1
   W. H. Black says, “The term is derived from a Mr. Beke, who was formerly a resident magistrate at the Tower Hamlets.   2
 


 Beadsman or Bedesman.Beaker. 

 
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