paper-hanger

paper-hanger

n. someone who tries to pass bad checks. (see also paper, paper-pusher.) He’s wanted as a paper-hanger in four states.
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Kovacs worked as a self-employed painter and paper-hanger.
OFF London Road, in 1887, at Number 5 Falkland Street, there once lived a painter and paper-hanger named John Mutch, who was suspected by the police of being a sophisticated criminal.
One paper-hanger told the inquiry that he had sometimes had to scrape 14 thicknesses of wallpaper off the walls in the process of redecoration.
9 percent of painters and paper-hangers self-employed.
Yes, your paper-hangers and your pastry-makers ideally need a stage that is pro-tecteby a covering, just for one scene and immediately before the interval, so that the interval can be used for the clean-up job.