Dog-whipper

(A). A beadle who whips all dogs from the precincts of a church. At one time there was a church officer so called. Even so recently as 1856. Mr. John Pickard was appointed “dog-whipper” in Exeter Cathedral, “in the room of Mr. Charles Reynolds, deceased.” (Exeter Gazette.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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