Definition of Onsetters
1. onsetter [n] - See also: onsetter
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Onsetters
Literary usage of Onsetters
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Subterranean World by Georg Hartwig (1871)
"... Tynemouth Priory—-Hewers—Cutting Machines- Putters—Onsetters — Shifters—Trapper Boys—G-eorge Stephenson—Eise of Coal Production—Probable Duration of our ..."
2. Colliery Working and Management: Comprising the Duties of a Colliery Manager by Harrison Francis Bulman, Richard Augustine Studdert Redmayne (1906)
"The latter, the onsetters, do similar work at the bottom of the shaft. Fig. 17, Plate X., shows onsetters at work. The electric light is now frequently used ..."
3. Wages and Earnings of the Working Classes: With Some Facts Illustrative of by Leone Levi (1867)
"The miner works 7 hours a day ; the tunnellers and horse keepers, 8 hours ; the onsetters, pony putters, and others, 12 hours a day. ..."
4. Annual Report on the Mines by Nova Scotia Public Works and Mines Dept (1872)
"... and Onsetters ii charge of shafts aud steep inclines are not to allow any person tx descend or ascend without permission from the proper authorities nor ..."
5. The Mining Engineer (1907)
"The onsetters have to assure then-selves, before the commencement of each shift, that the breathing-appliances and electric lamps are in good condition. ..."
6. Publications by English Dialect Society (1894)
"Pictur. a covering of sheet iron, or brattice deals, hung from the roof and shaft framing to protect the onsetters from the dripping of water at the shaft ..."