warder


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Warder \Ward"er\, n.
   1. One who wards or keeps; a keeper; a guard. "The warders of
      the gate." --Dryden.
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   2. A truncheon or staff carried by a king or a commander in
      chief, and used in signaling his will.
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            When, lo! the king suddenly changed his mind,
            Casts down his warder to arrest them there.
                                                  --Daniel.
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            Wafting his warder thrice about his head,
            He cast it up with his auspicious hand,
            Which was the signal, through the English spread,
            This they should charge.              --Drayton.
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