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 King Stork.King of Bark. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
An officer whose duty it is to direct the heralds, preside at chapters, and have the jurisdiction of armoury. There are three kings-of-arms in England—viz. Garter, Clarencieux, and Norroy; one in Scotland—viz. Lyon; and one in Ireland, called Ulster.   1
   Bath King-of-Arms is no member of the college, but takes precedence next after Garter. The office was created in 1725 for the service of the Order of the Bath. (See HERALDS.)   2

 King Stork.King of Bark. 


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