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“Owen, Robert (1771 – 1858): the Welsh social reformer and cotton-mill owner who built a model town for his factory workers at”
“All three main parties are acutely aware of how closely the by-election will be watched and have trotted out their top brass to woo the voters in this former cotton-mill town of 100,000 located just east of Manchester in north-west England.”
“Jackson later complained that sportswriters described him as "an ignorant cotton-mill boy with nothing but lint where my brains ought to be" -- on the evidence of this scheme, they were right.”
“In less polite terminology they were lintheads (cotton-mill hands), blue-collar workers, menials.”
“There is a furniture establishment in Baker Street, London, which employs perhaps eighty hands, and we are rather inclined to boast of it, but we must keep silence when we hear of a factory as large as a Manchester cotton-mill, five stones high, where 260 hands are constantly employed in making chairs, tables, and bedsteads.”
““Yes, I am Dinah Morris, and I work in the cotton-mill when I am at home.””
“She cared nothing for his cotton-mill — the Goodwood patent left her imagination absolutely cold.”
“Why his stomach," drawled Archie B., "it's a little differunt from a cotton-mill, but it grinds 'em to death all the same.”
“In 1818, also, came Thomas Hurd, who purchased the cotton-mill started by Whiting and”
“In 1813, Captain Phineas Whiting and Major Josiah Fletcher erected a wooden cotton-mill on the site of the Middlesex Company's mills, and were successful in their enterprise.”
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