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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!
See also: carrier, spear
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I was on stage that night and I was supposed to be a sombre spear carrier and I couldn't stop grinning all over my face.
Richard says his career has gone from spear carrier right up to playing Hamlet and the self-confessed Shakespeare fan has acquired a reputation for finding the human touch in the Bard's famous characters.
This book contains an impressive number of stunning illustrations, including black and white stills showing throngs of spear carriers and other pageant participants, as well as eight full-color plates of program covers and costume sketches, one by MacLiammoir and two richly detailed pen and ink drawings by the accomplished costume designer Seamus MacCall.
Ultimately, the argument of the administration and its leftist spear carriers, along with the open-borders crowd on the "right," is this: It doesn't matter who is in the country, and states have no power to decide who resides within their borders.
30 Saint-Cloud 1m G1 RUK/ATR Card page 26 LEARN, having been among the spear carriers behind the impressive Camelot in the Racing Post Trophy, today assumes the main role as Aidan O'Brien goes in search of a hat-trick in the EUR250,000 Group 1 Criterium International at Saint-Cloud.
Scott Parker, Darren Bent and Ashley Young struck a blow for the spear carriers.
The bloggers seemed to be the ideological spear carriers for the Writers Guild, blotting out voices of restraint.
Apparently it hasn't occurred to the president or his spear carriers that these are exactly the kind of visas that some of the 9/11 hijackers possessed when they commandeered two jets and knocked down the World Trade Center, nearly razed the Pentagon with another, and crashed a fourth into the Pennsylvania countryside, having failed to direct their piloted projectile toward 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Independent futon shops have been the innovators and spear carriers for quality futon products thus far, but, according to one vendor, "they can't rest on their laurels.
Next came a spell with the Royal Shakespeare Company: "I was one of the spear carriers, " quips Gaddas.
The spear carriers would be social movements operating in regional and global arenas, as opposed to national ones.
So what are Charlie Peters and many of my fellow spear carriers in the Monthly alumni army so apoplectic about?
A supporting cast and walk-ons, presidents, prime ministers, politicians, diplomats, local citizens, and the spear carriers of America's march to the Pacific, fill out each scene.
At one end of the scale, Ballet Folkorico del Pacifico strove to represent ancient Mexican culture in The Night of the Mayans but ended up with a tacky, Vegas-style story of Mayan romance complete with bathing beauties and spear carriers.