understrapper

understrapper

(ˈʌndəˌstræpə)
n
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a less common word for underling
[C18: from strap (in the archaic sense: to work hard)]
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Them is only one white man, a third assistant understrapper and ex- sailor--a common sailor.
It makes me shudder to think that some understrapper whose business it is to dust papers in a government office, has pocketed Gondrin's promised thousand francs of pension.
Or perhaps seeing me inside he may have thought I was some understrapper belonging to the place.
Having a contempt for curates, whom he always called understrappers, he was resolved to be buried by a beneficed clergyman.
To hear the hysterical rantings of Tony Blair and his understrappers, you'd think the end of the world is nigh.
As a guiding principle I believe that every poem must be its own sole freshly created universe, and therefore have no belief in "tradition" or a common myth-kitty or casual allusions in poems to other poems or poets, which last I find unpleasantly like the talk of literary understrappers letting you see they know the right people.
It was noted of the Ashmolean in 1753, for example, that the founding collection was "much the worse for wear, and even worse if possible by the conduct of some Keepers and their understrappers.
These included 'getting three very tolerable female performers from London and some male understrappers.
And if those aren't concerns enough for Bush and his understrappers, then perhaps the UAE's dismal record on human slavery and child welfare needs considering.
Time after time, a king or a queen is called Your Highness instead of Your Majesty, and understrappers like Prince Charming are addressed in the same way, instead of as Your Royal Highness.
It is left to her mischievous understrappers to deal with the boys, who seem likely to receive some sharp nips from the dog, in this updated and good-humoured version of the story of Actaeon.