The possibility of securing his support was a standing temptation to wire-pullers.
He revived the stories of Lezek, the popular feeling was fanned to fury, and wire-pullers worked on the tender heart of the King.
They are great pushers in business, wire-pullers in politics, and in season and out of season stand by each other.
Men like you and I have nothing to do with wire-pullers' tricks, juggling committees, and shouting crowds.
Wire-pullers, powerful political partisans, who do their work from behind the scenes.
It was a disconcerting sequel to some skilful wire-pulling, and the martial ardour of the wire-pullers dropped in a trice to zero.
Here it seems to me that "the sovereign people" is fast becoming a puppet which moves and speaks as wire-pullers determine.
It is all very well to talk bunkum on the platform, but the wire-pullers want cash for themselves and to work with.
The Prince of Wire-Pullers, he made his puppets perform what part he chose.
The action which the Commons took at this crisis gives us a startling peep beneath the boards where the wire-pullers sat.