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government man

noun
1.
(Austral) (in the 19th century) a convict
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  • She led the government man down the hall to the rear bedroom.

    The Secret Pact Mildred A. Wirt
  • In the administration of affairs and the institution of government man is not a success.

    The Arena Various
  • The government man nodded as he stepped through the opening to the ground.

    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
  • Whatever it was that had happened to him in the old times when he was a government man he didn't talk about.

    Robbery Under Arms Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
  • 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
  • There was the government man who calmly ordered his host to have breakfast ready at three in the morning.

  • 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.
  • It just occurred to me—you never told me what happened when that government man talked to you.

    Ten From Infinity Paul W. Fairman
  • He listened carefully as the government man outlined the distribution scheme.

    Watchbird Robert Sheckley

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