It is unlucky for a bridegroom to have for his "best-man" one who is not his blood relation.
Being the best-man at the wedding is one of the honors that has come to Father.
And Chandos, who acted as best-man to his old messmate, declared that it was the happiest day of his life.
It is unlucky for a "best-man" to have on a black coat at a marriage; it is an omen of evil to the bride and bridegroom.
Gude keep us a frae sic a wedding as they had, replied Watty; where the deil was best-man?
Ann uttered a short, sudden scream of despair, and fell senseless at the feet of the best-man.
I had sent for ane o' my brothers to be best-man, and he was with me waiting when they came.
Haliburton asked him if his grandfather was not best-man when Denis married Agnes.