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Pitman   Listen
noun
Pitman  n.  (pl. pitmen)  
1.
One who works in a pit, as in mining, in sawing timber, etc.
2.
(Mach.) The connecting rod in a sawmill; also, sometimes, a connecting rod in other machinery.






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"Pitman" Quotes from Famous Books



... waiting for him full blown. They took it up in a sort of firecracker chorus: "Jim! O Jim! Jim! O Jim! Sssscrowger Jim!" That pleased everybody. And when a poetical Beverly man—he had been making it up all day, and talked about it for weeks—sang, "The Carrie Pitman's anchor doesn't hold her for a cent" the dories felt that they were indeed fortunate. Then they had to ask that Beverly man how he was off for beans, because even poets must not have things all their own way. Every schooner and nearly every man got it in turn. Was there ...
— "Captains Courageous" • Rudyard Kipling

... was borne out of the station of Southampton East upon his way to London, the egg of his romance lay (so to speak) unhatched. The huge packing-case was directed to lie at Waterloo till called for, and addressed to one 'William Dent Pitman'; and the very next article, a goodly barrel jammed into the corner of the van, bore the superscription, 'M. Finsbury, 16 John Street, Bloomsbury. ...
— The Wrong Box • Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

... came across what is, as far as I know, the unique copy of Magazine, by G. W., when working in the library formed by the late Sir Isaac Pitman.[1] It is bound up as the last item in a volume which contains several nineteenth-century pamphlets on language and spelling, and also the first numbers of the periodical The Phonetic Friend. (The volume was for a time in the possession of the Bath City Free Library, to which ...
— Magazine, or Animadversions on the English Spelling (1703) • G. W.

... walls below the ceilin' runs a design of roses, scattered and grouped with exquisite taste. Miss Agnes Pitman, of ...
— Samantha at the World's Fair • Marietta Holley



Words linked to "Pitman" :   collier, pedagogue, pedagog, Sir Isaac Pitman, mineworker, miner, coal miner



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