from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A man employed to move scenery, etc.


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  • "I just guess you ain't goin 'to do anything of the sort," the stage-hand assured Davis.

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  • "That comes of trusting a drunken stage-hand," his wife remarked placidly.

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  • "You animal guys make me sick," the stage-hand uttered.

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  • In the eyes of the audience this apparent impromptu was always the ultimate scream, and the laughter and applause would compel the curtain up again to reveal Duckworth and an assistant stage-hand, as if caught by surprise, fanning the two belligerents with towels.


  • "You've raised hell," the manager of the theatre greeted Davis, as the latter, trailed by Dick Bell, came upon Michael bristling from between the legs of the stage-hand.

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  • The stage-hand nodded curtly, then reached down and gently caressed Michael's bruised head.

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  • This the stage-hand would have done, had he not had the misfortune to get into an altercation with a barkeeper which culminated in a fractured skull and an ambulance ride to the receiving hospital.

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  • The curtain down, with a gleeful audience in front and with the dogs back in the room over the stage, Wilton Davis descended to look for Michael, who, instead of cowering in some corner, stood between the legs of the stage-hand, quivering yet from his mishandling and threatening to fight as hard as ever if attacked.

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  • For both over/under and standard looping, you can damage the cable by stretching the cable around your elbow, but as long as you do it like a normal stage-hand, it won't damage the cable.

    Use A Chain Sinnet To Tidy Cables | Lifehacker Australia 2009

  • The truth is, no one needs any particular writer, just as no one needs any particular auto worker, stage-hand, or janitor.

    Barbara Ehrenreich: Writers Strike, Silence Falls 2008


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