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- n. the head of a department
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Now whatever Floyd Culp might have told him as department head in the construction department ....
By the time he was in high school, his favorite subject was science, under the direction of department head and Dean of Boys John Grover Crites, a master of science education from Ohio State University.
That's where you'll meet the clerk who billed a tierce of hams to the man who ordered a box; the shipper who mislaid Bill Smith's order for lard, and made Bill lose his Saturday's trade through the delay; the department head who felt a little peevish one morning and so wrote Hardin & Co., who buy in car-lots, that if they didn't like the smoke of the last car of Bacon Short Clears they could lump it, or words to that effect; and that's where you'll meet the salesman who played a sure thing on the New Orleans track and needs twenty to get to the next town, where his check is waiting.
The department head almost had a personal vendetta against IBM, and he installed the earlier Centronics computers bought by the bank.
Meetings with a cabinet official at 1100, with another government department head at 1300, with the senior representative of Crown & Spears at 1500.
The simplest statute-a requirement, say, that companies provide bathroom breaks to their hourly workers-can become the subject of wildly different interpretations, depending on whom you are talking to: the congressman who sponsored the provision, the staffer who drafted it, the department head whose job it is to enforce it, the lawyer whose client finds it inconvenient, or the judge who may be called upon to apply it.
Mr.St. Thomas is one of our prominent city councilmen, and I'm the city attorney, and Mr. Hill is a city department head … "