Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A master or an employer of a gang or body of workers; one who hires a band of persons to perform some specified task, or directs such a band in the performance of a task.
“Brenton, gang-master at Greenock, when the corporation of that town ventured to point out to him that”
“I can't stop a man from going to town to get liquor," argued the gang-master.”
“Get an Italian gang-master, Harry," Tom murmured softly.”
“But it's your duty, gang-master, to see that no liquor is brought back into camp.”
“In the front ranks of the crowd pressing around them, Reade now discerned the face of the Italian gang-master with whom he had talked recently.”
“I do not know," replied the gang-master, shrugging his shoulders.”
“Too bigga crowd in front of us," replied the Italian gang-master, shrugging his shoulders.”
“He puts 30 people to a house, they pay rent, for food, utilities, overalls, insurance, and transport to work, and finish up with around 30 quid each week, while this gang-master now owns 80 houses.”
“One Russian millionaire friend of Tony Blair and Gorgeous Gordon is also a gang-master who supplies labour to East Anglian farms and factories.”
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