from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who makes boilers; a boiler-smith.
  • noun A petty officer in the United States navy.


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  • There are no cobblers or butchers on Seventh anymore, and your best bet for a boiler-maker is probably Farrell's in Windsor Terrace.

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  • He also supplied us with an Egyptian boiler-maker and with eleven instead of sixty new tubes: we lost forty-two of the old ones between Suez and El – Muwaylah.

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  • The seat became vacant on the death of the sitting member, George Brown, a Glasgow born boiler-maker, who had held it for Labour since 1924.

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  • As he was so young they had sent him to the approved school at Vennes, above Lausanne, where he had been given his choice of several trades and had elected to be trained as a boiler-maker.

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  • An hour later I met the boiler-maker coming away from the Department of

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  • If the flues in a new boiler leak, it is evident that they were slighted by the boiler-maker; but should they run a season or part of a season before leaking, then it would indicate that the boiler-maker did his duty, but the engineer did not do his.

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  • Well, it is then he determines to go on a whaling-voyage or to go and be a stoker for a steam-engine, or a boiler-maker, or a tramp, or anything but a boy on a farm; and so hope grows strong in his heart.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, September, 1878

  • Here I may mention that the American population of Quito consisted, apart from the Minister himself and his wife, of a certain Mr. Solomon Sturman, the owner of a small general store, but reputed to be one of the wealthiest men in the city, and the source from which the Government obtained most of its ready cash, and a Mr. Budzikowski, a boiler-maker from Poland via New

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  • When he came over to where I was waiting for him he was as sooty and black as a boiler-maker.

    The Prairie Wife

  • In his younger days Murray had been a boiler-maker, and he still retained most of his great strength.

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