chainman

All Noun Verb
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  • The chainman started away to measure the distance. Cited from The Young Engineers in Colorado, by H. Irving Hancock
  • So the mystified and disappointed chainman returned to his own crowd. Cited from The Young Engineers in Colorado, by H. Irving Hancock
  • He raised his compass and followed the chainman to the Doyles' door. Cited from The Man in Gray, by Thomas Dixon
  • Such a whoop of glee ascended that the head chainman came running from the other nearby mess tent to see what was up. Cited from The Young Engineers in Colorado, by H. Irving Hancock
  • The river and locality were named in 1847 for a chainman in a survey team in the area.
  • I could have remained a chainman with the same crew to this time, but I left a little over a year ago, as there once more seemed a chance to earn a place in the country. Cited from Analyzing Character, by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
  • The traveling chainman frequently glanced back for directions from Reade whether or not he was off the course of a straight line to the next stake. Cited from The Young Engineers in Colorado, by H. Irving Hancock
  • Anderson began his railway career in 1847, as chainman on the New York and New Haven Railroad.
  • As if provided specially to meet the situation along had come Rutland's urgent wire to headquarters for a new chainman, one of his men having taken sick suddenly. Cited from Every Man for Himself, by Hopkins Moorhouse
  • One chainman now held an end of a hundred-link chain at the nail head on the stake, while a second man started toward the rodman, unfolding the chain as he went. Cited from The Young Engineers in Colorado, by H. Irving Hancock
  • The term 'chainman' derives from past use on measuring chains, where the assistant would be required to move their end of the chain under the surveyor's direction.
  • He was first employed on the N&W during the summer of 1910 as an axeman and chainman on a surveying crew.
  • After leaving school he had a variety of manual jobs including survey chainman, electricity meter reader and storeman at the Whakatu freezing works.
  • Old Jimmy Gillon took one end of the chain; he said he had been a chainman when the railway mania first broke out in Scotland, so he knew all about land surveying. Cited from The Book of the Bush, by George Dunderdale
  • Newspaper trainboy, chainman, assistant on Government frontier surveys, and frontier scout, he early saved his money so as to complete a sporadic university curriculum. Cited from A Fascinating Traitor,by Col. Richard Henry Savage
  • It was too dark to see the birches clearly, but the ex-chainman for the Rutland survey party knew they were there and how they looked; he had seen hundreds of such growths. Cited from Every Man for Himself, by Hopkins Moorhouse
  • He worked as a chainman and axeman and as a teacher in Victorian state schools from 1927 to 1935.
  • Within one hour of his arrival in Minneapolis, he was hired as a chainman to George B. Wright, who was surveying federal pine lands in the north of the state.
  • He was educated at the Oxford Academy, and in 1834 began work as a chainman at the construction of the Chenango Canal.
  • In 1955, while working as a surveyor's chainman, he started putting together vocal groups to entertain at rugby club socials in Rotorua.
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