Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A man engaged in raising and moving buildings by means of jack-screws and rollers moving upon prepared wooden ways.

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Examples

  • The Calligan family consisted of Mrs. Katharine Calligan, the mother, a dressmaker by profession and a widow — her husband, a house-mover by trade, having been killed by a falling wall some ten years before — and Mamie, her twenty-three-year-old daughter.

    The Financier

  • Piles of material gave evidence that the mason was alert, and the house-mover had already dropped his long timbers, winch, and chains by the side of the farm-house.

    The Fat of the Land The Story of an American Farm

  • "I once heard of a rope like that snapping and killing a house-mover."

    Dave Porter and His Rivals or, The Chums and Foes of Oak Hall

  • The owner of the church then provided them with details of a house-mover who promised to do the job for a price that sounded too good to be true.

    NZ On Screen

  • The move is an engineering marvel, an adventure, and house-mover Mike Blake is a showman himself: "I can only do one thing, but I can do it very well."

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  • a dressmaker by profession and a widow -- her husband, a house-mover by trade, having been killed by a falling wall some ten years before -- and

    The Financier, a novel

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