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  • noun Plural form of workman.


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  • They fix their minds entirely on the workmen for the time being _in_ the trade, and do not take note of any other _workmen_ as interested in the matter.

    What Social Classes Owe to Each Other William Graham Sumner 1875

  • Feeding your workmen is a very good idea, and one I will remember for another time (if I ever face it again).

    More Chaos « Tales from the Reading Room 2009

  • The capacity of her workmen is represented by 1, in comparison with the 2.25 capacity of the American workman.


  • When he entered the shop, his master came forward to ask what was his pleasure, but as soon as he saw who it was he called his workmen, and they all fell on Labakan with blows and angry words, till at last he fell, half fainting, on a heap of old clothes.

    The Crimson Fairy Book 2003

  • While the great rise in workmen's earnings in recent years has reduced the importance of this type of insurance it still accounts for a large percentage of Metropolitan's income.

    Good Health is Good Business 1952

  • I do not recall that I have any of them sent to me by friends for my information, but these double-paged advertisements appear week after week in which the employers 'associations are advertising the arguments that they are standing with sword in one hand and shield in the other to protect their workmen from the slavery and the autocracy of the unions.

    The Open Shop; What Is It? Why Should It Prevail? 1921

  • French "facts" were apparently as helpless to control the general building of a people as they had been to restrain English workmen in their detail, and after the great abbey was finished in all its beauty England went on as before.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI 1840-1916 1913

  • Peter Paulson, one of our workmen, is having trouble, too, with the oxen.

    Janey Canuck in the West Emily Ferguson 1910

  • The capacity of her workmen is represented by 1, in comparison with the 2.25 capacity of the American workman.

    A New Law of Development 1905

  • A piercing shriek attracted the workmen from the factory to the spot; Madame Delmare had fainted on the bank, and Noun's body was floating in the water at her feet.

    Indiana 1900


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