canaller

canaller

(kəˈnælə)
n
a person who works on a canal boat
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Thanks: here I refill; now, you pour out again." Freely depicted in his own vocation, gentlemen, the Canaller would make a fine dramatic hero, so abundantly and picturesquely wicked is he.
They were both Canallers. "Canallers!" cried Don Pedro, "We have seen many whale-ships in our harbors, but never heard of your Canallers.
But sliding down the ropes like baleful comets, the two Canallers rushed into the uproar, and sought to drag their man out of it towards the forecastle.
It was at this point, gentlemen, that enraged by the defection of seven of his former associates, and stung by the mocking voice that had last hailed him, and maddened by his long entombment in a place as black as the bowels of despair; it was then that Steelkilt proposed to the two Canallers, thus far apparently of one mind with him, to burst out of their hole at the next summoning of the garrison; and armed with their keen mincing knives (long, crescentic, heavy implements with a handle at each end) run a muck from the bowsprit to the taffrail; and if by any devilishness of desperation possible, seize the ship.
"Freely depicted in his own vocation, gentlemen, the Canaller would make a fine dramatic hero, so abundantly and picturesquely wicked is he.
(28) Palmer does not restrict his consideration to strikes, and identifies over 400 riots predominantly involving canallers, railway, ship, and other labourers, seamen, soldiers, and raftsmen.
In forceful and often poetic prose, Peter Way seeks to understand the lives of ordinary canallers in the relatively brief but energetic wave of canal construction from the late 18th to mid-19th century.
(50) Violence accompanied repression of strikes on the Beauharnois canal works in 1843 (eleven deaths), and, closer to Montreal, on the Lachine canal works in January and March 1843, April and August 1844, followed by canallers' "outrages" in October.
Whether this ushered in new living and working circumstances for the canallers remains an open question.
A travers l'evolution des travaux, l'auteur nous fait decouvrir les evenements menant au << Lundi rouge>>, le point culminant d'une greve illegale declenchee au printemps 1843 par les <<canal iers>> (neologisme du terme anglais canallers) mecontents de leur continuelle pauperisation.
But they had urgent need for money." Similar reciprocities characterized the lives of North American canallers studied by Peter Way in the period 1780-1860, and these also frame Andrea Graziosi's discussion of unskilled labour in the United States of 1880-1915.
Democratic occupations, by contrast, included nonprofessional service (largely clerks and schoolteachers and therefore young men), the building trades, transportation ("the canallers and rail road workmen," according to one Whig), and especially unskilled laborers.