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  • n. Plural form of paperhanger.


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  • The bloggers are like one-armed paperhangers with a surfeit of stories to explore.

    Gangs or no gangs, that is the question

  • By the middle of January, Henry was sufficiently settled in his new house at 1603 H Street to offer the Hays a place to stay until the carpetlayers and paperhangers finished their work next door.

    The Five of Hearts

  • Three weeks after arriving home, Hay arranged to go up to Lake Sunapee alone, ostensibly to put an end to the dawdling of carpenters, painters, and paperhangers.

    The Five of Hearts

  • Like one-armed paperhangers, Wright had said, and Reacher was completely ready to believe him.

    Bad Luck and Trouble

  • One would think, that these crazed carpet chewing paperhangers, would think about what they are doing.

    Think Progress » Right-Wing Radio Host Fabricates Controversy To Attack First Muslim Congressman

  • If painters, paperhangers, and upholsterers could make happiness as well as splendour, I should be interested about their proceedings in

    The Woman in White

  • The house must be opened up without loss of time, scrubbers and cleaners turned in, painters and paperhangers and then ...

    The Way Home

  • Painters and paperhangers were already hard at work.

    The Way Home

  • A second wave of the invasion brought painters, paperhangers and plumbers, and in a moment of enthusiasm Bella had the cornice and the capitals of the pillars in the hall regilded; windows were reglazed, banisters fitted into gaping sockets, and the stair carpet shifted so that the worn strips were less noticeable.

    The Complete Stories

  • Nothing averse, the two stockmen settled down before the big log fire in George's den, aromatically smoky from firewood and tobacco, with its walls papered from odd paperhangers 'samples and prints from Victorian journals, and with domestic odds and ends lying here and there.

    The Tale of a Trooper


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