ditchdigger

ditchdigger

(ˈdɪtʃˌdɪɡə)
n
1. (Professions) a person employed to dig ditches
2. (Professions) a person employed to undertake toilsome physical tasks
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The occupation that has highly risk leptospirosis among other is farmers, veterinary, miners, a ditchdigger workers, soldiers, fishers, laboratory workers.
A former ditchdigger with a bushy mustache evoking a bizarro-world Burt Reynolds, Rehberg served a term as lieutenant governor in the 1990s before launching a failed Senate bid in 1996.
Sting is the milkman's son from Wallsend, North Tyneside, a ditchdigger who went on to become one of pop's wealthiest stars.
In 1944, when he was already sixty-seven years old, the insidious Organisation Todt ("Vernichtung durch Arbeit") drafted him into enforced labor as a ditchdigger in Alsace, but he survived the armed SA guards, the exhausting toil, and the rampant disease, and he lived another twenty-five years.
In a barbershop quartet, a ditchdigger can stand between a doctor and a lawyer or a bail bondsman, and all the differences in their lives melt away in the swell of the crescendo.
Today, a successful politician is skillful at "talking down," colloquializing his language, striking the pose that he talks neither better nor worse than a ditchdigger.
This will save you from becoming a ditchdigger [sic] or a drayman" (1991, 58-9, italics original).
Mitchum claimed to have worked as a ditchdigger, songwriter, coal miner, deckhand, songwriter coal astrologer Carroll Richter, and pro boxer, lasting 27 fights.
Can it be that here, where we acknowledge no royal blood, no apostolic descent, that you, who have declared that all men were created equal--that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, would willingly build up an aristocracy that places the ignorant and vulgar above the educated and refined--the alien and the ditchdigger above the authors and poets of the day--an aristocracy that would raise the sons above the mothers that bore them?
Born in Brooklyn, Paul enlisted in the army during World War I, thereafter wandering all over the United States for three years and engaging in such varied occupations as laborer and hospital orderly, movie extra, motorman, elevator operator, typist, miner, ditchdigger, and sailor.
A milkman's son from Newcastle, England, Sting was a teacher, soccer coach and ditchdigger before turning to music.