mole-catcher


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mole-catcher

n
someone or something who catches, traps, or kills moles
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This view of Marner's personality was not without another ground than his pale face and unexampled eyes; for Jem Rodney, the mole-catcher, averred that one evening as he was returning homeward, he saw Silas Marner leaning against a stile with a heavy bag on his back, instead of resting the bag on the stile as a man in his senses would have done; and that, on coming up to him, he saw that Marner's eyes were set like a dead man's, and he spoke to him, and shook him, and his limbs were stiff, and his hands clutched the bag as if they'd been made of iron; but just as he had made up his mind that the weaver was dead, he came all right again, like, as you might say, in the winking of an eye, and said "Good-night", and walked off.
Thus the following section, "Disposable Life: Moles and Mole-Catchers," takes up poems Clare wrote about the occupation of the mole-catcher, whose work both counters and mirrors that of the mole.
Mr Powell, who commenced his duties on November 3, 1897, was appointed mole-catcher at a salary of PS1 a year for every dozen traps he set "in the park known as Roath Park in the said county borough of Cardiff and on any other lands the property of the Corporation if so deemed.
A DRUNKEN mole-catcher was tied down by cabin crew after he went berserk on a jet.
Steven, who lives in Stonehaugh, is also featured as one of the subjects of another group member in his part-time role as a mole-catcher.
A professional mole-catcher has defended the practice of displaying dead moles on fences, after 50 of the animals were photographed hanging on a Denbighshire fence "like trophies".
He is a mole-catcher but claims business has been impossible since the EU introduced a ban on the use of strychnine in mole poisons.
In such cases it is probably best to call in a professional mole-catcher who has the expertise and tools to deal with the intruder.
The screen version of John Le Carr's Cold War espionage tale, starring Gary Oldman as mole-catcher George Smiley, coupled with a new run of the silly telly drama Spooks, has rekindled interest in the activities of our secret intelligence services, MI5 and MI6.
He killed mother-of-two Susan Hughes, 57; retired security worker Kenneth Fishburn, 71; retired Sellafield employee and part-time mole-catcher Isaac Dixon, 65; retired couple James and Jennifer Jackson, 67 and 68; farmer and rugby league player Garry Purdham, 31; estate agent Jamie Clark, 23; retired Sellafield worker Mr Pike, 64; and pensioner Jane Robinson, 66.
He firstly killed mum-of-two Susan Hughes, 57, before murdering retired security worker Kenneth Fishburn, 71; retired Sellafield worker and part-time mole-catcher Isaac Dixon, 65; retired couple James and Jennifer Jackson, aged 67 and 68; farmer and rugby league player Garry Purdham, 31; and estate agent Jamie Clark, 23.