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  • noun Plural form of red-tapist.

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Examples

  • Such considerations as these, however, have no weight with red-tapists, who believe in the infallibility of precedents, and apply one measure and one standard to all things.

    The Corporation of London, Its Rights and Privileges

  • America, for the benefit of the red-tapists and other place-holders of the Imperial government, but a stamp Act was passed through the

    The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation Volume 1

  • Now, let the red-tapists dare to point to his past when I ask anything for him and I'll overwhelm them with the living present!

    The Last Shot

  • Dick concluded with an emphatic declaration that the Right Honourable Gentleman's day was gone by; that the people had been pillaged and plundered enough by pompous red-tapists, who only thought of their salaries, and never went to their offices except to waste the pen, ink, and paper which they did not pay for; that the Right Honourable Gentleman had boasted he had served his country for twenty years.

    My Novel — Complete

  • Right Honourable Gentleman's day was gone by; that the people had been pillaged and plundered enough by pompous red-tapists, who only thought of their salaries, and never went to their offices except to waste the pen, ink, and paper which they did not pay for; that the Right Honourable

    My Novel — Volume 12

  • My mother goes with me, to provide support against pigheaded red-tapists, she says, and I don’t mind.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • My mother goes with me, to provide support against pigheaded red-tapists, she says, and I don’t mind.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • It is the antipodes of Lord Carnarvon, and yet how they tally in what they have in common, and that is much ” the people, the scenery of Galicia, and the suspicions and absurdities of Spanish Jacks-in-office, who yield not in ignorance or insolence to any kind of red-tapists, hatched in the hot-beds of jobbery and utilitarian mares-nests ...

    A Publisher and His Friends

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