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backstair


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Backstairs  \Back"stairs`\,  Backstair  \Back"stair`\,  a. 
  Private;  indirect;  secret;  intriguing;  --  as  if  finding 
  access  by  the  back  stairs. 
 
  A  backstairs  influence.  --Burke. 
 
  Female  caprice  and  backstairs  influence.  --Trevelyan. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  backstair 
  adj  :  secret  and  sly  or  sordid;  "backstairs  gossip";  "his  low 
  backstairs  cunning"-  A.L.Guerard;  "backstairs 
  intimacies";  "furtive  behavior"  [syn:  {backstairs},  {furtive}] 




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