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21:24 Dec 24, 2005
English to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase: spear-carrier
“I thought perhaps he might be a member of the guild (i.e. the caste of actors), a spear-carrier who thinks himself a Kean and hates me for my reputation and my successes.”

could this "spear-carrier" happen to mean an aggressive person, outside its literal meaning?
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English translation:a minor actor in crowd scenes
Happy Holidays
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4 +9a minor actor in crowd scenes



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a minor actor in crowd scenes

Happy Holidays

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agree  Robert Forstag: As in a direction in one of Shakespeare's plays: "Enter two men, carrying spears."
18 mins

agree  Michael Lotz
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agree  Michael Barnett
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agree  pomiglia: I agree
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agree  Peter Shortall
52 mins

agree  Dave Calderhead
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agree  xxxsarahl
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agree  Cristina Chaplin
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agree  xxxAlfa Trans
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