exciseman

[ UK /ɛksˈa‍ɪsmən/ ]
NOUN
  1. someone who collects taxes for the government
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How To Use exciseman In A Sentence

  • Robert Burns was a Scottish poet and exciseman from Ayrshire who died in 1796.
  • Then he became an exciseman -- what was sometimes called "gauger" -- and was speedily cashiered for negligence. Greenwich Village
  • Nicholas Saunderson's father was an exciseman, meaning that he was a government officer who collected taxes imposed on goods.
  • (commonly called the tippling exciseman,) had unexpectedly departed this life by mistaking the steep staircase of the Mermaid for a single step, one night when his brain was more than usually beclouded. The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 20, No. 579, December 8, 1832
  • He had been a staymaker, a sailor, an exciseman, a teacher, a shopkeeper, and an author, to say nothing of his twofold matrimonial experience. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 25, November, 1859
  • And many of the farmers, who should have been his warmest friends and best customers, were now so attached to their king and country, by bellicose warmth and army contracts, that instead of a guinea for a four-gallon anker, they would offer three crowns, or the exciseman. Mary Anerley
  • He had friends and patrons of high rank, despite his radical views, but it was not until 1789 that he obtained in Dumfries the excise appointment he sought, and not until 1791 that he gave up farming to become a full-time exciseman.
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