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Synonyms for backstairs

a second staircase at the rear of a building

secret and sly or sordid

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Actor Ian Stark tells a captivating tale of Backstairs Billy's career serving the Queen Mother.
There are various backstairs as well as unexplored cellars and attics.
These backstairs people can make or break a hotel but they seldom get a mention.
When Tony Blair, the then British prime minister, and Jose Maria Aznar, the then Spanish prime minister, made a backstairs deal to try to arrange joint sovereignty of Gibraltar in 2002, the rock exploded in anger.
And in the patriotic adventure romp, The 39 Steps, John Buchan writes: "The Jew is everywhere now, but you have to go far down the backstairs to find him.
Mr Brown remains Prime Minister but his hands are tied when even senior figures in his own government are scurrying around offering backstairs deals.
Dupont after assisting Paul Leni on two key German expressionist films Backstairs (1921) and Waxworks (1924) the latter starring Conrad Veidt who would again work with Leni in the Hollywood production The Man Who Laughs (1928).
The Guardian newspaper said Mantel "persuasively depicts this beefy pen-pusher and backstairs maneuverer as one of the most appealing -- and, in his own way, enlightened -- characters of the period.
One prominent homosexual member of her staff was her servant the late William Tallon, who was Page of the Backstairs and known as Backstairs Billy.
Mr Warner specialised in items collectors tended to ignore, including beds, backstairs furniture and medieval curios.
He tried going up the backstairs to try and get in the house, but the kitchen was engulfed in smoke and flames and he couldn't get up," O'Leary said.
The collection had been amassed by the late William Tallon, known as Backstairs Billy for his role as Page of the Backstairs.
Memoirs," the English poet George Meredith once wrote, "are the backstairs of history.
Weak density dependence in the estimated SR functions was also found for two Haliotis laevigata populations in Backstairs Passage and Avoid Bay, South Australia (Shepherd et al.