Every man had his double; the heels of every placeman were dogged by friendly rivals ready to trip them up.
When this was handed to him he flew into a towering passion, and said, The scribbly scrawl of a placeman, indeed!
In the sequel, the question was proposed, Whether a placeman ought to have a seat in the house?
I collect from Genest, that after his aristocratic connections made a placeman of him, O'Brien grew ashamed of his vocation.
He was a legislator and Executive Councillor, but not a placeman.
To us the poet Prior is better known than the placeman Prior; yet in his own day the reverse often occurred.
With us no placeman can sit among the representatives of the people, and two years are the constitutional term of their existence.
It was a positive grievance, and indeed it was a partial destruction of the constitution, at the instance of a placeman.