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Noun
1. black curtain
Noun
2. wirepuller; mastermind; backroom manipulator; éminence grise; power broker
Wikipedia definition
3. Éminence griseAn éminence grise (French for "grey eminence") is a powerful decision-maker or advisor who operates "behind the scenes" or in a non-public or unofficial capacity. This phrase originally referred to François Leclerc du Tremblay, the right-hand man of Cardinal Richelieu. Leclerc was a Capuchin friar who was renowned for his beige robe attire (as beige was termed "grey" in that era. ) The title "His Eminence" is used to address or reference a Cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church.
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