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Pocket sheriff
Pocket Pock"et, n. [OE. poket, Prov. F. & OF. poquette, F. pochette, dim. fr. poque, pouque, F. poche; probably of Teutonic origin. See Poke a pocket, and cf. Poach to cook eggs, to plunder, and Pouch.] 1. A bag or pouch; especially; a small bag inserted in a garment for carrying small articles, particularly money; hence, figuratively, money; wealth. 2. One of several bags attached to a billiard table, into which the balls are driven. 3. A large bag or sack used in packing various articles, as ginger, hops, cowries, etc. Note: In the wool or hop trade, the pocket contains half a sack, or about 168 Ibs.; but it is a variable quantity, the articles being sold by actual weight. 4. (Arch.) A hole or space covered by a movable piece of board, as in a floor, boxing, partitions, or the like. 5. (Mining.) (a) A cavity in a rock containing a nugget of gold, or other mineral; a small body of ore contained in such a cavity. (b) A hole containing water. 6. (Nat.) A strip of canvas, sewn upon a sail so that a batten or a light spar can placed in the interspace. 7. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Pouch. Note: Pocket is often used adjectively, or in the formation of compound words usually of obvious signification; as, pocket comb, pocket compass, pocket edition, pocket handkerchief, pocket money, pocket picking, or pocket-picking, etc. Out of pocket. See under Out, prep. Pocket borough, a borough ``owned' by some person. See under Borough. [Eng.] Pocket gopher (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of American rodents of the genera Geomys, and Thomomys, family Geomyd[ae]. They have large external cheek pouches, and are fossorial in their habits. they inhabit North America, from the Mississippi Valley west to the Pacific. Called also pouched gopher. Pocket mouse (Zo["o]l.), any species of American mice of the family Saccomyid[ae]. They have external cheek pouches. Some of them are adapted for leaping (genus Dipadomys), and are called kangaroo mice. They are native of the Southwestern United States, Mexico, etc. Pocket piece, a piece of money kept in the pocket and not spent. Pocket pistol, a pistol to be carried in the pocket. Pocket sheriff (Eng. Law), a sheriff appointed by the sole authority of the crown, without a nomination by the judges in the exchequer. --Burrill.
Sheriffalty
Sheriffalty Sher"iff*al*ty, Sheriffdom Sher"iff*dom, Sheriffry Sher"iff*ry, Sheriffship Sher"iff*ship, Sheriffwick Sher"iff*wick, n. The office or jurisdiction of sheriff. See Shrievalty.
Sheriffdom
Sheriffalty Sher"iff*al*ty, Sheriffdom Sher"iff*dom, Sheriffry Sher"iff*ry, Sheriffship Sher"iff*ship, Sheriffwick Sher"iff*wick, n. The office or jurisdiction of sheriff. See Shrievalty.
Sheriffry
Sheriffalty Sher"iff*al*ty, Sheriffdom Sher"iff*dom, Sheriffry Sher"iff*ry, Sheriffship Sher"iff*ship, Sheriffwick Sher"iff*wick, n. The office or jurisdiction of sheriff. See Shrievalty.
Sheriffship
Sheriffalty Sher"iff*al*ty, Sheriffdom Sher"iff*dom, Sheriffry Sher"iff*ry, Sheriffship Sher"iff*ship, Sheriffwick Sher"iff*wick, n. The office or jurisdiction of sheriff. See Shrievalty.
Sheriffwick
Sheriffalty Sher"iff*al*ty, Sheriffdom Sher"iff*dom, Sheriffry Sher"iff*ry, Sheriffship Sher"iff*ship, Sheriffwick Sher"iff*wick, n. The office or jurisdiction of sheriff. See Shrievalty.
Undersheriffry
Undersheriffry Un"der*sher`iff*ry, n. Undershrievalty. [Obs.]
Unsheriff
Unsheriff Un*sher"iff, v. t. [1st pref. un- + sheriff.] To depose from the office of sheriff. [R.]

Meaning of Sheriff from wikipedia

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- "I Shot the Sheriff" is a song written by Bob Marley and released in 1973 by Bob Marley and the Wailers. The song was first released in 1973 on The Wailers'...