ditch digger


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a laborer who digs ditches

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The Cowles' world was a far cry from Des Moines, where Harrison would still go home every summer to work as a ditch digger.
The one fact that does not seem to be apparent is that the vast sums of money required to sate our gluttonous public establishments must come from the private sector: from the hamburger flipper, from the dentist, from the mechanic, from the entrepreneur, from the carpenter, from the ditch digger, from the producers who generate the wealth of America.
If they've put him together correctly, kids are awarded a certificate elevating them from a one-star Ditch Digger to a four-star Dino Finder.
A milkman's son from Wallsend, Sting was a teacher, football coach and ditch digger before he turned to music.
His first job was a ditch digger but after a spell at Warwick University, he became a teacher.
Based on a true story, it tells of an African-American man who - you guessed it - worked as a ditch digger and pushed for his six daughters to all become doctors.
He worked his way through college as a soda jerk, ditch digger, bricklayer, pump jockey and, probably to the amusement of his fellow laborers, a dance instructor.
I can't say I've ever sat down with the classified ads looking for a job, but I have worked as a ditch digger, a bartender, a handyman and a fisherman.
I grew up on a farm, and although my parents' mantra--"You can be a ditch digger, as long as you're the best ditch digger you can be"-=made it seem like we could do just about anything, the leap from "acceptable" to "respectable" work was a categorical one.
But when his mother became ill, he dropped out of college, Alcorn State University, and worked as a ditch digger and bouncer to support her.
The Police frontman was a teacher, football coach and ditch digger before he turned to music.
The world could always use another ditch digger," Dad would have told me.
A jack of all trades, Edwards shares memories of his long list of eclectic careers, including soda jerker, amateur boxer, elephant water boy, ditch digger, law office clerk, lawyer, technical writer/editor for Prentice-Hall and many more.
In the East, Europeans were needed to work in the garment factories, the mines, the textile mills, or as laborers, stonecutters, ditch diggers.
Can he tell us who would become the class enemy if ditch diggers found common cause with Old Etonian barristers?