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  • n. Plural form of apprentice.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of apprentice.


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  • Ryan Hewson and Christian Butler, apprentices from the FLW School of Architecture, wanted to show us the early progress on their new shelters at the estate.

    October 2007

  • Given the ease of importing twenty or more unskilled apprentices from the House of Refuge or a similar institution, it is not surprising that Burt doubted the ability of journeymen weavers to obtain breadwinning wages without regulating the labor pool.

    Advocating The Man: Masculinity, Organized Labor, and the Household in New York, 1800-1840

  • "Aye, if you call the apprentices so, young shaver," said Mr Capstan with an ironical grin which did not improve his rather ugly face.

    Teddy The Story of a Little Pickle

  • My mother received me kindly, but said little, for she appeared to be fully occupied; and Virginia had no time to dedicate to me until the breakfast was ready, when she called the apprentices, and we all sat down together, Miss Amelia and her companions looking so demure, that, if I had not seen them before, I should have thought that they could not speak.

    Poor Jack

  • Last year we referred the exemption of apprentices from the National Minimum Wage to the Low Pay Commission.

    Labour Party News

  • River Valley, and there having called the apprentices together, made the following proposals to them respecting their free children, the rector acting as spokesman.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

  • The amount paid by the apprentices is a proof of the extent of the exertions and sacrifices they are willing to make for freedom, which can scarcely be appreciated by those who are unacquainted with the disadvantages of their previous condition.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

  • For the present, however, there is no law settling the question, and the apprentices are the sufferers by the lack, since the employers shrink from employing their means, time, and knowledge on behalf of unscrupulous competitors.

    Dutch Life in Town and Country

  • In the new Exchange, built by the worshipful company of mercers at a cost of eight thousand pounds, and adorned by a fair statue of King Charles II. in the habit of a Roman emperor, were galleries containing rows of very rich shops, displaying manufactures and ornaments of rare description, served by young men known as apprentices, and likewise by comely wenches.

    Royalty Restored

  • Nathaniel and I could be called apprentices, inasmuch as we were only houseboys, according to the name Captain Smith gave us.

    Richard of Jamestown : a Story of the Virginia Colony


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