Navvies sentence example
- The Italian colony now numbers about 2500 (chiefly navvies and masons), in addition to some 1400 Austrian subjects of that nationality.
- So far as their earnings do not exceed 150 perannum, thefollowin~ classes are under the legal obligation to insure: laborers in mines quarries,dockyards,wharves, manufactories and breweries; bricklayers and navvies; post-office, railway, and naval and military servants and officials; carters, raftsmen and canal hands; cellarmen, warehousemen; stevedores; and agricultural laborers.
- The contract for building the railway was put in the hands of Thomas Brassey; English navvies were largely employed on the work, and a number of English engine-drivers were employed when traffic was begun in 1843.
- 6d., stone-masons 1 is 6d., plasterers 12s., painters 11s., blacksmiths ros., and navvies and general labourers 8s., and work was very plentiful.
- The line was designed, surveyed and constructed by Turkish engineers - employing Ottoman navvies and labourers - in a highly efficient and economical manner, the average cost per mile having been £3230, although considerable engineering difficulties had to be overcome, especially in the construction of the Haifa branch.Advertisement
- Long iron picks (16), like those of moderp navvies, were made by Greeks in the XXVIth Dynasty.
- In soft material the excavation may be performed by mechanical excavators or " steam navvies," while in hard it may be necessary to resort to blasting.
- navvyis at this stage that some suggest that all the navvies engaged in a pitched battle in the otherwise quiet town of Havant.
- navvyitionally the prostitutes from those streets were kept busy by the clientele from the many navvies employed upon the tramway.
- navvyo picturesque Settle to Carlisle railroad, a great feat of engineering, built by the Irish navvies in the 19thC.Advertisement
- navvyy navvies ' favorite job is getting very muddy and dirty clearing out the bottom of a lock chamber!
- navvy navvies were rare: 40 was a good age.
- navvyly, the official school log books of the temporary wooden school in the navvies village have not survived in a readable form.
- navvyare not alone but most people seem to be down on the navvies road.
- navvyust 1847 After heavily drinking, two railroad navvies decide to have a " punch up " in a field near Bath.Advertisement
- A group of navvies appear to be tamping the track on the right-hand side, making it ready to receive trains.