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  • n. A person who performs routine office work, involving mainly paperwork.


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  • The most dramatic of these conflicts was that fought out in the eastern provinces ca. 319-16 between Antigonus and Eumenes, the despised Greek pen-pusher who proved himself the finest general of them all and was only defeated when his own troops sold him to Antigonus in return for their captured baggage-train.

    Babylonian Dreaming

  • I wish I could share it with you, but then my fellow villagers might be inclined to tar and feather a certain pauvre type whomistook a certain pauvre pen-pusher for a hooker.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • "I can't have my relationship with Will Riker known to every little pen-pusher in Starfleet."

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Pizza Patrón\'s Peso policy perturbs political persuader and part-time pen-pusher Doc Farmer, as he outlines his concerns. '

    Pizza Patr�n's Peculiar Pecuniary Peso-Paying Predicament

  • I first noticed this trend in Liverpool, but it's far more prevalent in London, gripping even the highest of the lowliest middle management pen-pusher.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • You come out of university a pen-pusher and they bump you straight up through the ranks!

    Above Suspicion

  • He could, like Max suggested, have been the lowliest pen-pusher in the dullest department, with access to no more and no different sources of information than the rest of them on the subject at hand.

    Be My Enemy

  • He wasn't alone, either; outside I found the young pen-pusher blinking at me enviously, obviously wishing that he, too, could be regarded as a curiosity by ravishing orientals.

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • There's been many a fellow who's quite decent at heart who's murdered a helpless prisoner thinking to avenge some abominable outrage that was never committed, but only dished up by some skunk of a pen-pusher who's never seen any fighting in his life.

    Combed Out

  • But this gentle pen-pusher in Frankfort, who passed his vocabulary at Froben's proofreader, Erasmus in time calls a "schamp," because he used cheap paper, cheap ink and close margins.

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