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  • n. Plural form of slave-driver.


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  • While British moralists of the 1830s through 1850s loved to denounce Americans as slave-drivers, they did not so readily denounce the British textile industry for purchasing American cotton.

    Taxes, Independence, and Canada, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • He was succeeded by his son, Lewis Pocock, and for five generations this remarkable line of slave-drivers handled the coal mines.

    Chapter 16: The End

  • And third, the introduction of our own secret agents into every branch of the Oligarchy -- into the labor castes and especially among the telegraphers and secretaries and clerks, into the army, the agents-provocateurs, and the slave-drivers.

    Chapter 16: The End

  • They are always miserable and the bosses are either complete slave-drivers or they do not require their subordinates to do anything at all.

    A Christmas Ramble

  • English could see the slave-drivers walking up and down a long gangway, whip in hand.

    Westward Ho!

  • Under the window is a small stand of coaches, whose slave-drivers are sunning themselves on the steps of our door, and talking idly together.

    American Notes for General Circulation

  • Spain, even the knife which was formerly carried by the slave-drivers of the Mississippi region.

    The Lair of the White Worm

  • Ravele and his clique have reason to feast in appreciation of the huge salaries, corrupt money and property, and a life of false comfort as slave-drivers.


  • 'They toil supinely under the iron hand of Constantius, and his black-bearded Shemites ride incessantly through the fields, with whips in their hands, like the slave-drivers of the black serfs who toil in the plantations of southern Zingara.

    The Conan Chronicles

  • With successive governments of the time doing little or nothing to ameliorate the harrowing suffering of the black man at the hands of slave-drivers, men like Dr Livingstone and Dr John Philip and other illustrious men of God stood for social justice in the face of overwhelming odds.


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