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Hatchet Man

A person who is charged with the task of destroying the reputation of an enemy. Hatchet men are most common in politics (the term was popularized due to the Watergate scandal), but they may be used in business as well.
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In this montage of Chinese life, one finds the proverbial opium den, the expected "sea of humanity" and the indispensable superstitions, idol worship, hatchetmen, and fortune tellers.
RAGING Lions boss Donal Lenihan last night branded the Aussies a disgrace after a bloody and bruising victory over the hatchetmen of New South Wales.
David Healy's men may still trail Crusaders by four points at the top of the table, but after reeling in seven from a possible nine over the past week, they are very much on course to challenge the Hatchetmen for the Premiership title.
The Crues' backline looked nervy as Glens responded but the home side were hit with a sucker punch in first-half injurytime when the Hatchetmen doubled their lead.
RYAN FRASER is a marked man in the SPL but Dons team-mate Joe Shaughnessy has told the hatchetmen they are wasting their time chopping him down.
Indeed CALLAGHAN, played professionally the water with the Stoke, Preston and before hooking up Walker's side in 1995, the Blues spent PS300,000 trying to Hatchetmen, underlining magnitude of the achievements.
Full-back Billy Joe Burns put the icing on the cake in the second minute of injury-time as the Hatchetmen moved a point ahead of Linfield.
It's been more than a decade in the making, but the Hatchetmen are now the undisputed kings of the Danske Bank Premiership, having set the standard over their last two title-winning campaigns.
O'Neill has since agreed a new deal with the Hatchetmen and Baxter has now tied down the majority of his squad on new long-term contracts as the North Belfast men go from strength to strength.
It was back in 2007, and the Hatchetmen, a vibrant mix of youth and experience embodied in the centre back pairing of Jeff Spiers and Colin Coates, were taking the Premiership by storm following their return to the top flight just one season earlier.
Skipper Colin Coates opened the scoring with a stunning free-kick to mark his 400th appearance for the Hatchetmen and Heatley went one better with a sublime solo effort to double their lead before the break.
Would the Hatchetmen wilt as teams upped the ante for a clash with the champions, or would they simply pick up where they left off and reaffirm their superiority?