It is familiar in the titles, showing the colour of their wands of office, of the gentlemen ushers of the three principal British orders of knighthood, the ushers of the Garter and St Patrick being "Ushers of the Black Rod," and of the Thistle "Green Rod."
This he accomplished by means of four wands of yew inscribed with ogam characters.
With them were found many reliefs in ivory, on tusks, wands and cylinders.
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