groundkeeper


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someone who maintains the grounds (of an estate or park or athletic field)

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RUBEUS HAGRID (right) The loveable eight-foot tall giant, played by Robbie Coltrane, is the groundkeeper and a close friend of Harry's.
Dame Maggie Smith will play Professor McGonagall, second in command of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and Robbie Coltrane of Cracker fame will play friendly giant Hagrid, the groundkeeper at Hogwarts.
He's now working as groundkeeper at five-star accommodation and wedding venue Oldwalls Gower, following a six-week work placement arranged by his Jobcentre adviser.
For any American tourist reading this, we do NOT sound like Groundkeeper Willie from The Simpsons.
Willy Anderson, of the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team, said: "The tent was spotted by the groundkeeper who works in the estate about four or five weeks ago, but we get a lots of tents and walkers up there, so he didn't think anything of it the first time.
Coltrane is transformed into the hirsute groundkeeper Rubeus Hagrid, while Dame Maggie becomes deputy head Professor Minerva McGonagall.
Mr Hilton has previously turned his hand to being a groundkeeper, a tree feller, a security guard, store detective and a loss prevention manager with Marks & Spencer.
He has a small but scene-stealing part as a deranged groundkeeper at a posh golf club, where the locals become horrified when a nouveau riche slob (Rodney Dangerfield) moves in and tries to take over.
John, from Newmains in North Lanarkshire, said: 'I left school to work in the mines and, apart from a job as a groundkeeper for the council some years later, I worked in the mines all my life.
So when the Sunderland squad ended a training session at the Blackbaud Stadium by setting up a makeshift wicket to start an impromptu game of cricket, stumps and all, how the home groundkeeper must have cringed.
Is this because the only truly world-renowned Scots - James Bond and The Simpsons' Groundkeeper Willie - are fictional creations?
Besides Groundkeeper Willie, the red-haired, mad-eyed - and needless to say, Jock - school caretaker, Scotland also provided inspiration for Homer's most quoted phrase.
Eventually, though, you unlock nearly all of the famous cast of characters, including Professor Frink, Scots groundkeeper Willy, Otto, Clancy Wiggum and Snake, each of whom has a unique car with somewhat unique handling.
And the player, known as Big Mac, was full of praise for groundkeeper Tim Forneris who gave up dollars 1million to return the record-breaking ball to him.
During one stint in Queensland in 2009, groundkeepers accidently sliced a large hole in fence guarding the lion's den as they cut back long grass with steel blades.