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overlooker

(ˈəʊvəˌlʊkə)
n
another word (less common) for overseer1
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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.
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.
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' (Marx, 1969).
there are also vacancies for skilled workers in the Berkeley Magna Factory in Long eaton, Nottingham, and the Northern Upholstery Factory in Carcroft, Doncaster, including overlookers, sewing machinists and trainee upholsterers.
Twelve bodies ceased to exist last year, including the 120-year-old General Union of Loom Overlookers.
Some young women in Bradford, however, confronted abusive overlookers individually.
This at a time when the pay for the elite of textile workers, the overlookers, was 28 to 30 shillings a week (pounds 1.
The Overlookers,'' written and directed by Canadian filmmaker Christopher Warre Smet, is one of the spotlighted features at this weekend's ninth annual Antelope Valley Independent Film Festival.