from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A man engaged in raising and moving buildings by means of jack-screws and rollers moving upon prepared wooden ways.
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The Calligan family consisted of Mrs. Katharine Calligan, the mother, a dressmaker by profession and a widow — her husband, a house-mover by trade, having been killed by a falling wall some ten years before — and Mamie, her twenty-three-year-old daughter.
Piles of material gave evidence that the mason was alert, and the house-mover had already dropped his long timbers, winch, and chains by the side of the farm-house.
"I once heard of a rope like that snapping and killing a house-mover."
The owner of the church then provided them with details of a house-mover who promised to do the job for a price that sounded too good to be true.
The move is an engineering marvel, an adventure, and house-mover Mike Blake is a showman himself: "I can only do one thing, but I can do it very well."
a dressmaker by profession and a widow -- her husband, a house-mover by trade, having been killed by a falling wall some ten years before -- and
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