Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See shift, n., 6.
- n. A shift or shirt used to sleep in: so called in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
“At one point, the company was so overwhelmed with shipping orders that Mr. Croak sent out a plea for night-shift workers on Facebook.”
“Before me, one mature able-bodied labourer had done the day shift and another equally mature able-bodied labourer had done the night-shift.”
“William Petersen originally played night-shift entomologist Gil Grissom.”
“Mr. Dodge, whose first automotive job was as a night-shift manager in the former Rover Cowley plant, joined Nissan in 1984 and spent the next 26 years at the company's U.K. operations.”
“Standing behind his microphone, looking down at his notes, Noory discusses the Hubble repairs, the woes at Chrysler, the conviction of a man who had been carving up cadavers and selling them, and a study on health risks for night-shift workers.”
“The prospect of the new law motivated Raul Garcia, president of the Flint Firefighters Union, to put forward a list of new concessions, including increasing payments toward health-care premiums and giving up holiday pay, night-shift premiums and food allowances.”
“Had it come after dark, he fears, his night-shift workers might not have seen how big a wave was headed their way.”
“There was a night-shift working at the mill, so it was agreed that we would be put on that shift, the guards were more relaxed at night and less of them, a lot of girls worked nights and they would spend hours talking to them.”
“The night-shift workers were trapped about 150 meters below the surface after the cave-in happened early in the day in a southern coastal region near the Peruvian border.”
“After breaking up with his girlfriend, aspiring artist Ben Willis (Sean Biggerstaff) develops insomnia and takes a night-shift job at a supermarket to pass the hours.”
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