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Yeoman

"Yeoman" is an antiquated term for farmers, tradesmen and other members of the early English middle class. The term suggests someone upright, sturdy, honest and trustworthy.

Yeoman is also a naval occupation, roughly equivalent to a secretary.

Compare Yeomen of the Guard.

A Gilbert and Sullivan operetta was entitled Yeomen of the Guard.



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