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  • n. Plural form of hoister.

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Examples

  • There were the "hoisters," as they were called, whose task it was to press the lever which lifted the dead cattle off the floor.

    The Jungle

  • Again the white-flame machines went to work and cut the metal into removable sections, and hoisters and haulers came and removed them.

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  • “Swing the bucket this way!” and putting one foot into it, so as the better to secure his slippery hand-hold on the whip itself the hoisters ran him high up to the top of the head, almost before Tashtego could have reached its interior bottom.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • As soon as the heavy rains begin and the machinery cannot work, it is necessary to make big mobilizations, seek hoisters, and so forth, in order to achieve the sugarcane goals.

    CLOSING SESSION OF SUGAR WORKERS CONGRESS

  • From 1970 to now, with the collecting and sugarcane processing stations, the cane hoisters and the machinery, we have saved around 220,000 canecutters, around 220,000 canecutters. [applause]

    CASTRO SPEEKS AT MAIN COMMERATION OF BUILDERS DA

  • It is true also that throughout the spring, trucks and hoisters were used in planting.

    12TH ANNIVERSARY OF ATTACK ON PRESIDENTIAL PALAC

  • The Sunday papers gave a lurid account of the sentiment of the Carpenters 'Union and its sympathetic attitude toward the striking hoisters.

    The Fat of the Land The Story of an American Farm

  • Reading, the Western, and the Delaware Road -- all run their cars by continuous rails to the wharves of Warner & Co., where freight is transferred from cars to steamers with extreme rapidity, by four steam-hoisters placed on the ground for the purpose.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 25, April, 1873

  • They ran along upon a rafter, peering down through the damp and the steam; and as old Durham's architects had not built the killing room for the convenience of the hoisters, at every few feet they would have to stoop under a beam, say four feet above the one they ran on; which got them into the habit of stooping, so that in a few years they would be walking like chimpanzees.

    The Jungle

  • It was a strong, well-built piece of baggage, indeed; but to be cooped up in it, at the mercy of baggageman and truckman, hoisters and stewards -- the thought was staggering.

    The Ghost Breaker A Novel Based Upon the Play

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