Due to the terms of his employment, the miner, or tributer, is never guaranteed his wages, but relies on the richness of the vein that he has bid for, as the following passage describes:
Here were ends Cut through hard marble by the miners' skill, And winzes, stopes, and rises: pitches here, Where work'd the heroic, princely tributer, This month for nothing, next for fifty pounds.
The mineral lay close to the surface and during the tributer period which lasted until around 1950, the basic labour unit was the family.
The tributer system offered the mining companies a number of advantages.
Eventually, Luk became a NGG tributer and the couple had two children of their own.
(5.) As will be discussed more fully later on, a 'tributer' is the holder of a 'tribute agreement' with a company or other leaseholder whereby s/he is allowed to mine that company's or other leaseholder's tenement provided that the holder shall receive a portion or percentage of the minerals won by the tribute holder
Paul McDonough, of The Backbeat Beatles, says being a tributer you have to have an alter ego.
Sadly we'll never get to see The Beatles again, but the hundreds of loving creations and tributers who will entertain this weekend will make a lot of people very happy, supplying a fab service.
(86) Many of the unionised workers in North Queensland's hard-rock mining operations were also contractors, tributers
(who worked a mine under lease arrangements) or small-scale employers rather than employees.
Unfortunately, one of the con tributers
was Edwina Currie and as soon as she's mentioned these days you can't help conjuring up images of John Major in all sorts of unsavoury situations.
Both small and large developers across the region took part in the event, with the outstanding con tributers
now receiving national recognition for the quality of their work.
A night of good vibrations, with live music from tributers
Beach Boys Inc.