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henchman

noun aide, ally, assassin, backer, colleague, confidante, enforcer, follower, hatchet man, heavy, hired gun, hit man, right-hand man, supporter, thug, tool
See also: abettor, coactor, coadjutant
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PANTO BADDIES Gregor, with Des Clarke above, and Tony playing Hector the Henchman in previous outings
Beyond this trio, there are many other henchman wannabes who are serving as ministers, secretaries and advisers, all of whom help fulfill tasks given to them by key ringleaders.
Jimmy Cricket as Muddles with Craig Ansell as Sarah the Cook, top, and Victoria Holtom as Snow White, above right, and with fellow cast members, above left, Luke Pendlebury as Growler, Glynn Jones as Shabby and Kurtis Stacey as The Henchman - also above far right with Craig 230913PANTO_35 DOUG MOODY
26) His closest relationship seems to have been with Daniel Henchman (1689-1761), who, according to Thomas, was "the most eminent and enterprising bookseller that appeared in Boston, or, indeed, in all British America, before the year 1775.
CUTLINE: (PHOTO) Firefighters tackle the three-alarm fire at 8 Henchman Terrace last night.
Iraq on Monday executed Ali Hassan al-Majeed, the Saddam Hussein henchman widely known as "Chemical Ali", for crimes against humanity, government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said.
Hindu groups supporting BJP sponsored advertisements in several local daily newspapers that portrayed a bishop forcibly converting a "tribal person" (as some indigenous people are labeled) as a henchman kept watch on a cage holding other tribal people to be baptized "on orders of the Pope.
FORMER Plaid Cymru president Dafydd Wigley is a blood relative of Murray the Hump, a gangster henchman of Al Capone who specialised in blackmail, extortion, racketeering and murder.
No trace of Saddam Hussein's top henchman - real name Ali Hassan al-Majid - was found and of the 10 family members who died, several were children.
Much of the book is an episodic fabric of interwoven themes: the contest between the guilelessness of nature and the exigencies of "progress"; the integrity of village life versus the villainy of urban power politics; the rigid morality of orthodox religion (represented by Preacher Moncrieff) set against the humanism of Jamieson's warm-hearted, salty, Nietzsche-reading Grandma Hardiman (whose credo is "worldly pleasure is sacred"); and the virtue of those like the hobo Hammy contrasted with the unscrupulous Curley and his local henchman, Lawyer Kincaid.
Bosola, the cardinal's henchman, strangles the duchess and her children and later murders Antonio.