chainmen

All Noun
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  • Tom then appointed one of the chainmen to command the camp until the construction gang came up. Cited from The Young Engineers in Colorado, by H. Irving Hancock
  • Tom waited to get from the chainmen the distance to the edge of the wood. Cited from Old Man Savarin and Other Stories, by Edward William Thomson
  • Gladstone was surprised to see so small a lad in charge of the chainmen, and began to talk with him. Cited from McClure's Magazine, V. 1, No. 549, December 1895, Ed. by Ida M. Tarbell
  • Each, with his chainmen, was served from Bob's burro train at noon. Cited from The Young Engineers in Colorado, by H. Irving Hancock
  • The chainmen, lounging nearby, had wasted no time in getting safely to cover. Cited from The Young Engineers in Colorado, by H. Irving Hancock
  • The rest were going out into the field, some of them as engineers in embryo, the rest as chainmen and rodmen. Cited from The Young Engineers in Colorado, by H. Irving Hancock
  • Now, both of Tom's chainmen started forward, the rear one moving to the first metal stake that displayed the red marker. Cited from The Young Engineers in Colorado, by H. Irving Hancock
  • Rutter, like a good chief, saw to it that his two assistants and the chainmen were started on their meal ere he himself began. Cited from The Young Engineers in Colorado, by H. Irving Hancock
  • So, after the engineers, their chainmen and rodmen had left camp Tom wandered about disconsolately. Cited from The Young Engineers in Colorado, by H. Irving Hancock
  • Accordingly, Reade allowed his chainmen to proceed measuring until they were fairly close to the pond. Cited from The Young Engineers in Colorado, by H. Irving Hancock
  • From this stake he laid out a new course to the north and at exact right angles with the proper course, sending his chainmen forward with markers. Cited from The Young Engineers in Colorado, by H. Irving Hancock
  • If necessary we'll start in as helpers to the chainmen, and we have pride enough to walk back over the trail at any moment when you decide that we're no good. Cited from The Young Engineers in Colorado, by H. Irving Hancock
  • The chainmen picked up the transits, carrying also the chains and rods. Cited from The Young Engineers in Colorado, by H. Irving Hancock
  • Preceded by their chainmen, Rutter and Reade trudged along the trail for something like a mile. Cited from The Young Engineers in Colorado, by H. Irving Hancock
  • Immediately after supper Tom ordered one of the chainmen to saddle a pony and be ready to take a message back to the telegraph service that was rapidly overtaking them. Cited from The Young Engineers in Colorado, by H. Irving Hancock
  • Their chainmen were ahead of the "cub" engineers on the trail. Cited from The Young Engineers in Colorado, by H. Irving Hancock
  • After some time had passed the chainmen had "chained" the whole distance between Tom's stake and the rod resting on the next stake. Cited from The Young Engineers in Colorado, by H. Irving Hancock
  • Animated by the spirit of activity that pervaded the camp, Tom and Harry ran to select their instruments, while Rutter hastened after his chainmen. Cited from The Young Engineers in Colorado, by H. Irving Hancock
  • Jack Rutter, chewing a blade of grass, sat under a tree at a little distance from where Harry was watching and signaling to two chainmen who were getting a distance. Cited from The Young Engineers in Colorado, by H. Irving Hancock
  • There were two chainmen, one at each end, who physically made the measurements, one of them typically also acting as "compassman" to establish the correct bearing at each chain placement.
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