from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The men engaged in operating a wrecking-car or a vessel employed in wrecking-work.


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  • The grate tackled by the doughty challenger last night was one of the fine-tooth comb variety (the "Non-Sifto" No. 114863), in which the clinker is caught by a patent clutch and held securely until the wrecking-crew arrives.

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  • Then the wrecking-crew laughed; and the farmer put his head out of a window and said that Evans was no gentleman.

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  • The wrecking-crew were climbing carelessly from the caboose to the tender -- even jesting with the engineer, for he heard a shuffling of feet among the coal, and the snatch of a song, something like this:

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  • Despite the protests, despite polls that showed broad opposition to the governor's agenda, Walker's legislative allies continued to advance their wrecking-crew agenda.

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  • And Bray's one-man wrecking-crew performance left his coach at a loss for any new words to describe his Princeton-bound star.

  • Posner et al ran a wrecking-crew that chimped Adam Smith’ regurgitate about “hidden hands” that supposedly deliver inevitatble economic progress, while financial resources were bubble-wrapped until theseburst.

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