from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who checks or verifies weights; specifically, in mining, the man who verifies the tally, or record of weight of the coal or other mineral which comes up from workings where the miner is paid by the ton, and who credits the output to the account of the individual worker.


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  • JAMES WELSH, tells us in a simple manly preface that he became a miner at the age of twelve, and worked at every phase of coal-getting till lately he was appointed check-weigher by his fellows, and therefore writes of what he knows at first hand.

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  • English finance, when Glenwilliam was the young check-weigher of a large

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  • To lay hands on the Coryston estates and the position which a Coryston marriage could give the daughter of the Yorkshire check-weigher -- the temptation had only to be stated to be realized.

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  • The machine also features an integrated check-weigher, before discharge, to ensure only completely filled outers leave the machine.

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  • He was check-weigher at the Acme pit here for years, before they made him district secretary of the union. "

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