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government man

(Austral) (in the 19th century) a convict
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  • In the administration of affairs and the institution of government man is not a success.

    The Arena Various
  • That government man, that spoke in their favour, warn't his speech rich?

    The Attache Thomas Chandler Haliburton
  • She led the government man down the hall to the rear bedroom.

    The Secret Pact Mildred A. Wirt
  • I wasn't a government man, and I was only there because I had trained most of the teams.

    The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  • The message had been broken in upon by a powerful sending set which was much nearer to Curlie than was that of the government man.

    On the Yukon Trail Roy J. Snell
  • The government man nodded as he stepped through the opening to the ground.

    The Secret Pact Mildred A. Wirt
  • It is because we have not recognized God's family plan in government—man and woman together.

    Debate On Woman Suffrage In The Senate Of The United States, Henry W. Blair, J.E. Brown, J.N. Dolph, G.G. Vest, Geo. F. Hoar.
  • Do we come out as Liberal Conservative, or as government man, or on our own hook?

    The History of Pendennis William Makepeace Thackeray
  • He generally works straight from the Home Office; he's the government man.

    When It Was Dark Guy Thorne
  • However, the government man was all smiles as he pulled up not far from the umbrella tent.

    Voice from the Cave Mildred A. Wirt

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