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spear carrier

1. An actor with a minor part in a production. I know you're disappointed to just be a spear carrier in the play, but if you do well in this role, maybe you'll get a bigger one next year.
2. By extension, a subordinate, especially one who has an unimportant role in some group or thing. Adam's just a spear carrier, we can make this decision without him. Have one of those spear carriers get me a cup of coffee!
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carrier

n. a narcotics seller or transporter. (see also courier.) The carrier has the most dangerous job of all.
References in classic literature ?
With Care,' returned the Carrier, looking over his shoulder.
Why, it's our wedding-day too,' exclaimed the Carrier.
A word with you,' murmured Tackleton, nudging the Carrier with his elbow, and taking him a little apart.
The Carrier had some faint idea of adding, 'dote upon you.
But the Carrier, though slow to understand the full drift of his meaning, eyed him in such a serious manner, that he was obliged to be a little more explanatory.
The Carrier looked at her, and then at him, and then at her, and then at him again.
I think,' observed the Carrier, 'that I should chuck any man out of window, who said there wasn't.
The Carrier was puzzled, and made uncomfortable and uncertain, in spite of himself.
The Carrier had been so much astounded by his little wife, and so busily engaged in soothing and tending her, that he had scarcely been conscious of the Stranger's presence, until now, when he again stood there, their only guest.
said the Carrier, surprised by the rapidity of this consent.
As she hurried off to do it, the flutter of her spirits, and the agitation of her manner, were so strange that the Carrier stood looking after her, quite confounded.
With that unaccountable attraction of the mind to trifles, which is often incidental to a state of doubt and confusion, the Carrier as he walked slowly to and fro, found himself mentally repeating even these absurd words, many times.
As to the tobacco, she was perfect mistress of the subject; and her lighting of the pipe, with a wisp of paper, when the Carrier had it in his mouth--going so very near his nose, and yet not scorching it--was Art, high Art.
The Carrier, in his smoothing forehead and expanding face, acknowledged it, the readiest of all.