fettler

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fettler

(ˈfɛtlə)
n
Brit and Austral a person employed to maintain railway tracks
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Inspired by five brothers from Billingham with 40 years experience, The Wilson Family, the Young'uns were given their first official gig by Ron Angel of the Teesside Fettlers.
The moulders' main argument was that the steel foundry was the most important section in the group, the fettlers, pattern makers, fitters, roll-turners all being dependent on the output of castings from the foundry.
1916: Trouble was brewing in several Colne Valley mills with teasers and fettlers demanding an advance in wages.
The Young'uns - so called that night because they were the youngest people at the club by over 40 years - were given their first gig the following year by Ron Angel of the well-known local folk group the Teesside Fettlers and they were away.
Most Aboriginal men could find work as shearers, drovers, cooks, station handy-men, fettlers on the railway, fencers and timber-cutters.
It's the new Defender Challenge rally car that's been designed to compete in the one-make rally championship being run by long-time Land Rover fettlers Bowler.
304) In R v McCann [1998] 2 Qd R 56, 68, Byrne J listed classes of people who are appointed to exercise functions pertaining to public life but which fell outside the definition of 'public office': engine drivers, porters, fettlers, cleaners, railway clerks and temporary lecturers.
In the nineties it started to manufacture foundry machinery and fettlers and most of its business is still concentrated in this sector.
The area has two beautiful marinas, St Mary's Marina and Fettlers Wharf Marina, offering the perfect haven to moor your boat in tranquil surroundings, while not being too far away from major road links.
THE Range Rover Sport reviewed on these pages last week is set to benefit from the attention of Overfinch, the legendary Range Rover fettlers.
In addition, people associate the remote locations of work outreach camps with the fabled rugged conditions endured by shearers, drovers, fettlers and others who live in the bush.