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sexton in Christianity topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsextonsex‧ton /ˈsekstən/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 RRCsomeone whose job is to take care of a church building and the area around it, and do other related things, such as ring bells
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sextonFinally a parson and a sexton get stuck, too, and have to run after Simpleton and his goose.Burial of a mouse by sexton beetles, Microphorus species.The one beside the church was used by the sexton and the others were let to tenants.In the last lived old Mr Piggott, the sexton of St Andrew's.The sexton came up and told him to be quiet.The sexton reached out to push him into his seat, but two other Negroes intervened.