from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of pulling the wires, as of a puppet; hence, secret influence or management, especially in politics; intrigue.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of pulling the wires, as of a puppet or other mechanical contrivance.
- n. Hence The rousing, guiding, and controlling of any organization or body of persons, especially a political party, by underhand influence or management; intrigue, especially political intrigue.
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