overlooker

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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.
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 association had its origins in the Huddersfield and District Scribbling Overlookers Association, which was founded in 1916 at the Plough Hotel in Westgate, Huddersfield.
On the trail you can 'travel to India with Elizabeth Mary Greg as she follows her dream of being an explorer, hide from the mill overlookers with runaway apprentice William Tittensor, and journey through Spain and Portugal with Robert Hyde Greg.'.
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.
Occupations of Men Joining Halifax Ancient of Foresters "Court of Three Marys" (4) 1861-70 1891-1900 Middle class (clerks, grocers, commercial travelers) 12.3% 6.4% Artisans (boilermakers, shoemakers, plumbers, tailors) 20.0 11.5 Skilled labor (overlookers, molders, weavers, warehousemen) 43.1 51.1 Unskilled or low-skilled labor (laborer, carter, lamplighter) 24.6 31.1