from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The post of engineer.
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Lights, son of Robert Stevenson, brother of Alan and David; so that his nephew, David Alan Stevenson, joined with him at the time of his death in the engineership, is the sixth of the family who has held, successively or conjointly, that office.
The railway had been constructed under the engineership of Major Whistler, father of the well-known artist; and it was shortly about to be opened.
Telford was not even a candidate for the engineership, and had not dreamt of offering himself, so that the proposal came upon him entirely by surprise.
But the son, foreseeing the jealousies and heartburnings which the joint engineership would most probably create, recommended his father to decline the connection.