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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.
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A half dozen attendants assisted passengers to enter, or directed these carriers to their proper destination.
While Werper dreamed of freedom and the unmolested enjoyment of the fortune in his stolen pouch, and Abdul Mourak lay awake in greedy contemplation of the fifty loads of gold which lay but a few days farther to the south of him, Achmet Zek gave orders to his lieutenants that they should prepare a force of fighting men and carriers to proceed to the ruins of the Englishman's DOUAR on the morrow and bring back the fabulous fortune which his renegade lieutenant had told him was buried there.
The spoor of the white men was obliterated by that of the native carriers who had followed them, and over all was the spoor of other natives and of wild beasts.
Old Carriers too, appeared, with blind old Boxers lying at their feet; and newer carts with younger drivers ('Peerybingle Brothers' on the tilt); and sick old Carriers, tended by the gentlest hands; and graves of dead and gone old Carriers, green in the churchyard.
Chicago had always been the storm-centre of the conflict between labor and capital, a city of street-battles and violent death, with a class-conscious capitalist organization and a class-conscious workman organization, where, in the old days, the very school- teachers were formed into labor unions and affiliated with the hod- carriers and brick-layers in the American Federation of Labor.
All the carriers were speaking to- gether, and in the midst of the uproar the lamentable voice of the chief agent was heard 'giving it up' tear- fully for the twentieth time that day.
There were several carriers used the inn, and the stage-coaches for Barnet, for Totteridge, and other towns that way stood always in the street in the evening, when they prepared to set out, so that I was ready for anything that offered, for either one or other.
I don't think there's hardly a chance of his really losing it, but carriers are under great temptation to pretend they lose things, no doubt,' said Mrs Nubbles apprehensively, in reference to the first point.
As the Italian shouldered his hurdy-gurdy, he saw on the doorstep a card, which had been covered, all the morning, by the newpaper that the carrier had flung upon it, but was now shuffled into sight.
Three men were lost--Pierre Balmat, Pierre Carrier, and Auguste Tairraz.
In half-an-hour the carrier was to call for it to take it to Lowton, whether I myself was to repair at an early hour the next morning to meet the coach.
I am glad to recollect that when the carrier began to move, my mother ran out at the gate, and called to him to stop, that she might kiss me once more.
Th' innicent's fond on you," observed the carrier, thinking that David was probably an amiable brother, and wishing to pay him a compliment.
Bill would work swiftly and painfully, for the carrier was high and hard for him to manipulate.
She gave him brief particulars; and responding to further inquiries told him that she was intending to go back by the same carrier who had brought her.