paperhanger


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Synonyms for paperhanger

someone who passes bad checks or counterfeit paper money

one whose occupation is decorating walls with wallpaper

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First, "The Paperhanger," like the previous three stories in the collection, (8) involves a death that propels the plot and poignantly positions the reader between life and death.
Britain's Apprentice Paperhanger of the Year runner up Michael Shanks and (inset) the 25-year-old receiving his big award
Some of his best poems were written in the 1930s, when he spent four years being treated for tuberculosis in a Colorado sanatorium: Suddenly, the hard-working paperhanger had time on his hands.
A TRAINEE decorator from Coventry has been named the country's top young wallpaper hanger, after winning the Apprentice Paperhanger Competition, organised by the Painting and Decorating Association (PDA).
However, he left baseball for good after that, working as a self-employed paperhanger.
Flailing around a paperhanger in a force ten gale, buying or selling on the strength of the latest market rumour, Chinese whispers or broker's note can lead only to insanity.
Randy became as busy as a one armed paperhanger trying to facilitate the trout's run for the bottom of the lake from the tangled line of three fishing rods in the bottom of the boat.
She was a painter and paperhanger for 35 years, as well as a homemaker.
A professional paperhanger carefully prepares a comprehensive plan, estimating costs based on material, labor, and experience specifications.
Ideally a mural should be applied by a professional paperhanger.
For me and many of his growing number of readers, the introduction to Gay's short fiction came several years ago when Harper's magazine published his unforgettable story "The Paperhanger," which also appears in this collection.
And though he worked as a paperhanger for most of his life so as to earn his bread as a physical laborer, he wrote many plays and poems, most of which deal explicitly or implicitly with the course of the Revolution.
With Taylor directing the show, and Perry -- possibly the progeny of a prima ballerina and a five-armed paperhanger -- executing it, more lines, hooks, and baits are soon whirring from the tubs, and rapidly descending towards the channel bottom.
Thus seeming to fix Mary's status, the narrator counters with the offsetting information that, as a result of her new marriage, Mary came to "fly proud and high" in the course of "a journey that had begun in a room over the shop of a paperhanger in Newark" (258).