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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who operates a machine known in England as devil and in the United States as rag-picker or shoddy-picker.
  • n. One who attends a hard-waste breaker in a cotton-factory.
  • n. A rag-shaking machine.
  • n. One given to patient and laborious research.

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