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- n. a person who makes garments
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"I live in one of those old-lady garment-worker socialist buildings which has now gone capitalist," she said from the Lower East Side.
No one can suppose that every Greek boy desires to become a shoeblack, or that every Scandinavian girl is fitted for domestic service and for nothing else; that every Slavic Jewess should become a garment-worker; that every Italian man should work on the roads; that the Lithuanian and Hungarian, no matter what their training or their ability, should be compelled to go into the steel-rolling mills.
After many years spent as a garment-worker, she became a teacher in the Manhattan Trade School for Girls.
Her youth had slipped away, and her strength had been sapped by weary years as an ill-paid garment-worker, so that exposure to cold and wet found her power of resistance gone, and a few weeks later she was no more.
Villaraigosa's CRA board is spending $46,000 to lure garment-worker jobs paying just $16,000
Villaraigosa's CRA board is spending $46,000 to lure garment-worker jobs paying just
The dutiful son sends most of his $562 checks back home to his garment-worker mother, somehow not enraged by the Stanford-grad teammate who was signed for one million dollars.