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(1) A specialist’s helper: in institutions of higher learning, the professor’s (instructor’s) helper at lectures and laboratory or practical lessons; in secondary schools, the examiner’s helper; in hospitals and clinics, the doctor’s helper, who watches how an illness is progressing and helps (assists) the surgeon during an operation; in the movies and theater, on television and radio, the helper of the director, operator, and so forth.

(2) In institutions of higher learning in the USSR: (a) a state office in a subdepartment that is filled competitively by persons having the appropriate higher education and qualified for teaching or scientific work; (b) the first scholarly title conferred upon teachers at universities by a resolution of the council of the institution of higher learning (the department) and confirmed by the rector.

(3) In the military: an honor guard of two persons accompanying the standard-bearer.

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It won't be face to face with the owner because he is not in this country, but there are phones and I am sure his right-hand man will be at Middlesbrough.
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Berlin-On August 30, the National Post reported that the remains of Adolf Hitler's right-hand man, Martin Bormann, were secretly cremated and scattered in the Baltic Sea in mid-August.
While Clarke's study concentrated on the life and career of Tommaso Soderini (1403-85), Lorenzo de' Medici's right-hand man, Lowe's work focuses on Tommaso's son, Francesco (1453-1524).
I thought it was unfair to compete with local architects for the little work that was there," said Attia,the former right-hand man of Philip Johnson whose credits in the Big Apple include 101 Park Avenue and The Republican National Bank building on Fifth Avenue.
Senen Duenas, the former right-hand man of Pido Jarencio during his tenure at University of Santo Tomas, passed away Wednesday due to complications following his chest surgery.
Major General Alexander McDougall was George Washington's right-hand man in the War of Independence and became president of the Bank of New York, the city's oldest financial institution.
The court heard he was right-hand man to gang leader Nick Webber, 19, who pleaded guilty last month.
Summary: Chelsea are on the lookout for a new assistant manager following the sudden departure of Carlo Ancelotti's right-hand man Ray Wilkins.
Throughout his career with the BMW Group Bangle's right-hand man has been Adrian van Hooydonk, who is now set to become his successor.