Apprentice


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Apprentice

A young person who is legally bound to a craftsman for a specified period of time in order to learn the skills of a particular trade.
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"I assure you, my dear," returned Caddy, smiling, "when the out- door apprentices ring us up in the morning (the bell rings into our room, not to disturb old Mr.
Her husband, who had left us while we had this chat, now coming back, preparatory to exercising the apprentices in the ball-room, Caddy informed me she was quite at my disposal.
I sat in the ball-room in the interval, contemplating the apprentices. The two out-door boys went upon the staircase to put on their half-boots and pull the in-door boy's hair, as I judged from the nature of his objections.
Nathaniel Pipkin could hear him growling away like an old mastiff with a sore throat; and whenever the unfortunate apprentice with the thin legs came into the room, so surely did old Lobbs commence swearing at him in a most Saracenic and ferocious manner, though apparently with no other end or object than that of easing his bosom by the discharge of a few superfluous oaths.
He soon recovered the effects of his attachment, for we find his name in the parish register, as a witness to the marriage of Maria Lobbs to her cousin; and it also appears, by reference to other documents, that on the night of the wedding he was incarcerated in the village cage, for having, in a state of extreme intoxication, committed sundry excesses in the streets, in all of which he was aided and abetted by the bony apprentice with the thin legs.'
In the nurseries of females of the meaner sort, the children are instructed in all kinds of works proper for their sex, and their several degrees: those intended for apprentices are dismissed at seven years old, the rest are kept to eleven.
"The Government must deliver on its promise to help every apprentice with their travel costs.
James Howard, managing director of Yorkshire Payments, was speaking as the company welcomes its seventh apprentice since launching in 2013.
The Apprentice School at Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding division celebrated its 100-year anniversary on Monday.
The 56-year-old was one of three apprentice instructors recognised at the awards for their work to support apprentices throughout their careers.
THREE-TIME champion apprentice and dual Classicwinning jockey Chris Hayes has praised the changes Horse Racing Ireland have made to the apprentice claiming system.