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You ought to employ a few supple Politiques, accustomed to palace backstairs.
THE WHITE PLUMES OF NAVARRESAMUEL RUTHERFORD CROCKETT
Keep a good heart, even if you have to knock in vain at many doors, and kick about the backstairs of the house of letters.
Nevertheless, Comstock neglected no chance to apply his backstairs pressure to the members of both Houses.
A BOOK OF PREFACESH. L. MENCKEN
The minister was pleased that this man did not try to get in by backstairs influence, but came direct by the front entrance.
The explanation was Madam Hermansen, who had the backstairs entry of every house in Knarreby.
EGHOLM AND HIS GODJOHANNES BUCHHOLTZ
He darted across the room and opened the narrow door that led into the backstairs corridor.
OFFICER 666BARTON W. CURRIE
But where, oh, where was the exiled Phelan when the bogus Gladwin went on his backstairs investigation?
OFFICER 666BARTON W. CURRIE
Had she been a second-hand clothes dealer, a frequenter of the backstairs of great houses, or had she been merely a courtesan?
FATHER GORIOTHONORE DE BALZAC
Probably what he was doing now did not seem to him much worse than any other backstairs method of getting on in the world.
HALF A HEROANTHONY HOPE
And Chas, hearing the clatter from aloft, had slipped down the backstairs in his suspenders, and lent a hand with the wiping.
V. V.'S EYESHENRY SYDNOR HARRISON

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