street sweeper

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Noun1.street sweeper - a worker employed to clean streets (especially one employed by a municipal sanitation department)street sweeper - a worker employed to clean streets (especially one employed by a municipal sanitation department)
cleaner - someone whose occupation is cleaning
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The old street sweeper at my elbow told me that these were the gifts brought in from the far outlying districts by the commanding officers of the frontier posts.
He was provided with a stiff besom, such as is used by street sweepers, and it was his place to follow down the line the man who drew out the smoking entrails from the carcass of the steer; this mass was to be swept into a trap, which was then closed, so that no one might slip into it.
We monitored several sites and I dressed like a street sweeper.
Article 17 requests funding for a 2015 street sweeper and Article 18 seeks funding for a 2015 combination dump truck with wing plow for use by the Highway Division of the Department of Public Works.
A street sweeper, who wanted to remain anonymous, said workers will no longer push bin carts by foot on designated rounds but will instead travel together in transit vans.
The Street Sweeper connects up its large cast of characters, telling a grim but buoyant story, full of humanity and brave acts.
Police said the 50-year-old, who is a street sweeper, fell into the drywell in Uniondale, Long Island, at about 11pm on Monday while he was apparently trying to move a piece of plywood covering the drywell.
STREET SWEEPER SOCIAL CLUB Ghetto Blaster (Cooking Vinyl) IT'LL take you all of 10 seconds to decide that this fortified fusion of rock and rap sounds like Rage Against The Machine.
The installation is done with a machine that looks like a street sweeper and is usually completed within two days, to be a craft.
Street sweeper Anthony McDermott, who also sits on the council, warned: "We are dogged in our determination to track down the owners.
Through all the perils of the journey he is accompanied by Nisha, a young street sweeper who also develops a comfortable friendship with the old man.