overlooker


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overlooker

(ˈəʊvəˌlʊkə)
n
another word (less common) for overseer1
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As he grew old he attached himself to the son as he had done to the father, and by degrees became a kind of overlooker of a house in which his remarkable integrity, his acknowledged sobriety, and a thousand other virtues useless to enumerate, gave him an eternal place by the fireside, with a right of inspection over the domestics.
But Bill had a firm determination that he would learn to read, founded chiefly on two reasons: first, that Tom Hazelow, his cousin, could read anything "right off," whether it was print or writing, and Tom had sent him a letter from twenty miles off, saying how he was prospering in the world and had got an overlooker's place; secondly, that Sam Phillips, who sawed with him, had learned to read when he was turned twenty, and what could be done by a little fellow like Sam Phillips, Bill considered, could be done by himself, seeing that he could pound Sam into wet clay if circumstances required it.
Mr Rokesmith again explained; defining the duties he sought to undertake, as those of general superintendent, or manager, or overlooker, or man of business.
The individual members of this class, however, are being constantly hurled down into the proletariat by the action of competition, and, as modern industry develops, they even see the moment approaching when they will completely disappear as an independent section of modern society, to be replaced, in manufactures, agriculture and commerce, by overlookers, bailiffs and shopmen.
I just stalked what I called the 'overlooker' of Union Square
After leaving school he became a hosiery apprentice and by 1916 was a hosiery factory overlooker.
He was overlooker in a woodbine distribution one day, and as we were passing he called to know if we thought cooks had only souls and no swallow.
In 1890 these were the fines issued by Mr Plunket for the Eston Drift Mines: 2/6 for arriving late for work, 10/- for damaging machinery, 1/- for smoking, 2/6 for quarreling or striking a workmate and dismissal for using disrespectful language to the manager, foreman or overlooker.
Thomas Telford was appointed as the "General Overlooker" and wrote to a friend: "It is the greatest Works I believe, that is in hand in the kingdom and will not be completed for many years to come." Telford was in fact being unduly optimistic.
When he finds Teena, an overlooker at the local lingerie factory, singing at a talent night his passport to stardom has arrived and he takes her under his wing.
The Overlooker. This species never reads the previous note, or anyone else's notes for that matter: "11/17/05 SW informed resident admitted to hospital on 11/16.