Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as section-crew.

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Examples

  • The railroad officials tried to copper this play, but fell down, to the mortal terror of the section-boss and one member of the section-gang at Weston.

    The March of Kelly's Army

  • Caught red-handed at train-wrecking, and surrounded by two thousand infuriated hoboes, that section-gang boss and assistant prepared to meet death.

    The March of Kelly's Army

  • Caught red-handed at train-wrecking, and surrounded by twenty hundred infuriated hoboes, that section-gang boss and assistant prepared to meet death.

    Two Thousand Stiffs

  • His last job had been as a member of a section-gang on a railroad.

    A Mind That Found Itself

  • It seems less of a slump, when a chap is down on his luck, than to go in for scrubbing or for section-gang hustling.

    Black Caesar's Clan : a Florida Mystery Story

  • "Take two men from the section-gang, McTavish," he ordered, "and have them dig her grave here; then swamp a trail through the underbrush and out to the donkey-landing, so we can carry her in.

    The Valley of the Giants

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