Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One whose employment is the hanging of wall-papers.

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Examples

  • Worse still, it even prompted a few reporters to go punch up “the Wiki” where they found out about Grampa Bush's “Charles Foster Kane” - ish craven cuddling up to history's murderous little paper-hanger.

    The Fall Of The House Of Bush

  • Tell you what – you go right on trusting Iran – after all, you are just a hop, skip and plop away from them…I would as soon trust a failed, meglomaniacal Austrian paper-hanger as I would Ahmidinejad and his band of radical mullahs….

    Think Progress » Hersh: Bush, Cheney Stovepiping Intelligence On Iran, Hiding Information From CIA

  • Tell you what – you go right on trusting Iran – after all, you are just a hop, skip and plop away from them…I would as soon trust a failed, meglomaniacal Austrian paper-hanger as I would Achmidinejead and his band of radical mullahs….

    Think Progress » Hersh: Bush, Cheney Stovepiping Intelligence On Iran, Hiding Information From CIA

  • Mary North was the daughter of a journeyman paper-hanger and a descendant of President Tyler.

    Tender is the Night

  • "I am a paper-hanger, a painter, and a maid-of-all-work; and this is what it usually means to be a lady when you are poor."

    The Pleasant Street Partnership A Neighborhood Story

  • If you need to call in the carpenter, the plumber, the paper-hanger, or the stoveman, try to have him come when the children are at home, and let them satisfy their intense curiosity as to his work.

    Study of Child Life

  • But all at once, just as the paper-hanger goat was about to pick up the roll, Mr. No-Tail awakened and was quite surprised to discover where he was.

    Bully and Bawly No-Tail

  • The goat paper-hanger took his shears, and his brushes, and his stepladders, tying them on his horns, and away he went with the man.

    Bully and Bawly No-Tail

  • Mr. Ladley moved to the back parlor to let the paper-hanger in the front room, smoked and fussed with his papers all day, and Mr. Holcombe stayed in his room, which was unusual.

    The Case of Jennie Brice

  • "But you'll have to let the paper-hanger in to-morrow."

    The Case of Jennie Brice

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