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  • n. Plural form of wireman.

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Examples

  • a number of these "wiremen" were engaged and instructed patiently in the rudiments of the new art by means of a blackboard and oral lessons.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions

  • Italians (20 have come to relieve our hands, the men we telegraphed for to Cagliari) hauling at the rope; wiremen, sailors, in the crevices left by ropes and machinery; everything that could swear swearing — I found myself swearing like a trooper at last.

    Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin

  • In other words it's a photo of about 30 hungover Marine radio operators and wiremen.

    All we need is Blog?

  • If it had been just the wiremen, the policewoman, and me, it would have been an easy one-act play.

    The Piano Teacher

  • They were expert “wiremen” on loan to us for “special assignments.”

    The Piano Teacher

  • The Electrical Workers 'Union, made up principally of inside wiremen, conducts apprentice classes taught by journeymen.

    Wage Earning and Education

  • That excited him less than the fact that the Turk and he were to spend the summer up north, in the hard-wheat country, stringing wire for the telephone company with a gang of Minneapolis wiremen.

    The Trail of the Hawk A Comedy of the Seriousness of Life

  • The most available men for the purpose were, of course, those who had been accustomed to wiring for the simpler electrical systems then in vogue -- telephones, district-messenger calls, burglar alarms, house annunciators, etc., and a number of these ` ` wiremen '' were engaged and instructed patiently in the rudiments of the new art by means of a blackboard and oral lessons.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions, vol. 1

  • L. Subramani of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions said that employees were seeking promotion of wiremen with 15 to 20 years experience to the post of Assistant L.ne Inspector

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • These training programmes will be short-term modules for enabling employment as masons, wiremen, electric workers, handpump mechanics and drivers to youth in Naxal-infested areas especially Bastar, as the state government is planning to get skilled men for proposed industrial projects in the region.

    Daily News & Analysis

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  • Where is a gerundnologist (and rund and rund and rund) when there is a gerundemic

    April 30, 2009

  • Yes, 'by, 'tis a piece of dizzying writing.

    April 30, 2009

  • So that's 4 redundant bulb-jockeys.

    April 30, 2009

  • Cool! I guess they won't have to change them again for a while.

    April 30, 2009

  • Ufffa, the plague of gerunds in that last sentence makes me dizzy.

    April 30, 2009

  • “How many people does it take to change every light bulb in Grand Central Terminal?

    Six, it turns out. And it’s a full-time job.

    On Tuesday, those wiremen — their official title — unscrewed the last remaining incandescent bulbs in the building, replacing them with compact fluorescent bulbs and completing the greening of the lighting system at the bustling station.�?

    The New York Times, At Grand Central, a Fluorescent Twist to a Light-Bulb Joke, by A.G. Sulzberger, April 28, 2009

    April 30, 2009