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  • n. someone who transports molten metal in a ladle.


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  • You probably will not, as the most of your military experience, if you actually have any, likely dealt with being a gravy ladler on the wrong side of a chow line, or some other REMF job.

    Florida Python Cast & Blast

  • Pupir — the mistress ordered to be put into the paper factory, as a ladler.

    A Sportsman's Sketches

  • Yakov, called the Turk because he actually was descended from a Turkish woman, a prisoner from the war, was by nature an artist in every sense of the word, and by calling, a ladler in a paper factory belonging to a merchant.

    A Sportsman's Sketches

  • [55] The words ladles and ladler seem to have descended from a time when the exactions were made in kind by ladling the quantity out of the sack.

    Life of Adam Smith

  • And at the next meeting of Senate “Mr. Smith reported that he had spoken to the Provost of Glasgow about the ladles exacted by the town from students for meal brought into the town for their own use, and that the Provost promised to cause what had been exacted to be returned, and that accordingly the money was offered by the town's ladler [55] to the students.”

    Life of Adam Smith

  • The offices in the up-town sky-scraper were not exclusively a railroad social centre where the disinterested voter could come and have the facts ladled out to him without fear or favor on the part of the ladler.

    The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush

  • A pair of young men, unacquainted with each other, pressed at the same time to the punch-bowl, and Jack, the chief ladler, turning from the younger, a clerk in civil dress, helped the elder, a tall naval officer, to a couple of glasses.

    Tales of the Chesapeake

  • The clerk, young Utie, who was somewhat flushed, addressed the chief ladler and remarked:

    Tales of the Chesapeake

  • Why another old man like me -- Andrey Pupir -- the mistress ordered to be put into the paper factory, as a ladler.

    A Sportsman's Sketches Works of Ivan Turgenev, Volume I

  • My hope was to get assigned an adobe hut somewhere in central Africa and begin my second career as a gruel ladler in abject, self-abnegating style. Main RSS Feed


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