bea•dlePronunciation: (bēd'l), [key]
a parish officer having various subordinate duties, as keeping order during services, waiting on the rector, etc.
sexton (def. 2).
Bea•dlePronunciation: (bēd'l), [key]
born 1903, U.S. biologist and educator: Nobel prize for medicine 1958.
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