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  • n. Alternative spelling of Wobblies.
  • n. Plural form of wobbly.


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  • You see, the wobblies were the lowest class of itinerant workers, booming from town to town and occupation to occupation; farm work lumber mills, tree falling, whatever was available.

    United We Stand

  • *ilson – waving! as the proud daughter of a proud union carpenter who taught me that Norman Thomas and the wobblies were the true heros of american history … you bet!

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  • He cited the work of poet and writer Bartlett Adamson, author of a collection called "Peace and Friendship", whose work inspired Denis Kevans in his large number of four line poems, and spoke of the contribution to the folk canon of the IWW (Industrial Workers of the World - the "wobblies").

    Rekindling the Flames of Discontent

  • His frustrations, expressed a mere two weeks before his planned repatriation to Canada, had mobilized the "wobblies," to borrow Margaret Thatcher's vocabulary.

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  • The "wobblies" were rounded up and loaded into train cars and dropped off in New Mexico.

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  • There are thousands of "wobblies" to whom the specifications of this description will apply.

    Introduction to the Science of Sociology

  • A news agency had sent out over the country a story to the effect that the "wobblies" had made an unprovoked assault upon the ex-soldiers.

    They Call Me Carpenter

  • Every time the "wobblies" succeeded in organizing the workers and calling a big strike, all the agencies of capitalist repression were called in -- they were beaten by capitalist policemen, shot by capitalist sheriffs, starved and frozen in capitalist jails, and so their strike was crushed and their forces scattered.

    Jimmie Higgins

  • Curran was just then being tried with a bunch of other "wobblies" in

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  • And society, forgetting all the provocations it had given, called the "wobblies" criminals, and let it go at that.

    Jimmie Higgins


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