from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who builds or maintains very high structures, such as steeples.
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- n. A person whose job involves climbing tall structures like steeples.
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- n. someone who builds or maintains very tall structures
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To Jim Phelan, a third-generation steeplejack in Pacifica, Calif., knocking off a steeple just doesn't look right.
St. Mark's repair estimate replacing water-laden timbers and rotting boards on the facing, repairing the bell's carriage, and having the nerve and skill to do it all from four stories up on a scaffold came from veteran steeplejack Michael Hardin of Litchfield, Ohio.
Somewhere above meperhaps at the very top of this tower, where the di Caela banner fluttered red and blue and white in the last hour before some steeplejack of a servant clambered up to lower it for the eveninga nightingale began its dark serenade of stars and moons.
So, when I had finished my steeplejack duties, I lowered my saw to the ground.
My favourite Superman comic book stories are Kingdom Come it's essentially a Superman story, and it was a bright spot in the mid 90s when I was otherwise unable to collect comics, the 50s story where Superman goes undercover as a steeplejack to get dirt on a shady construction kingpin, Krisis of the Krimson Kryptonite, the Superman/Spider-Man 70s crossovers, Up, Up, and Away... there's too many more I could name.
It would be like saying you were a steeplejack who was afraid of heights.
The scariest job swap that I had was atop a-- I was steeplejack atop a church in New England somewhere, 90 feet up.
Later, he founded his own steeplejack service, and despite prejudices against him by the unions and so forth for being an uppity redskin, he made a great deal of money.
He climbed skyscrapers and flagpoles and smokestacks and was a famous steeplejack.
Blixie Bimber liked him because he was a steeplejack, a little, but more because he was a whistler.