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Old 03-16-2018, 08:40 AM
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Gavels (and maces)


https://www.straightdope.com/columns...an-courtrooms/

UK courtrooms may not use the gavel but don't they (at least sometimes) use the mace? i.e., that staff they bang three times on the floor and say "hear ye, hear ye", or something like that? Or am I thinking of sessions of Parliament?