swing shift

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swing shift

[′swiŋ ‚shift]
(industrial engineering)
Working arrangement in a three-shift, continuously run plant with working hours changed at regular intervals; during a swing shift the morning shift becomes the afternoon shift, while the afternoon shift becomes the morning shift of the next day, with only an 8-hour break on the first day of change.
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Here, there is no sign of quotation marks indicating DD; instead, the third person pronoun her, and not me, and the back shifted tenses of the verbs was and had loved are indicators of ID and the narrator's voice.
"As it happens, one of the back shift drivers turned up when we got back," said Owen.
But Eddie failed to return to work for his 4pm to 11pm back shift on Monday when he heard on the news that GEC would also make redundancies.
On back shift or night shift it's always the same Once that old cage drops through the terrain, First top soil and earth and through solid rock, A man gets to thinking and wants to take stock.
The man was working a back shift in Ayrshire after snowfalls on Monday when he lost control and went off the road.
New features include: Double thickness mast, more grease nipples, back shift arm.
"On both occasions the back shift left without testing the discharge because they thought the day shift was going to do it.
AFTER doing a back shift, I finished at 10pm and drove 22 miles to my home in rural Aberdeenshire.
In 2000 when the Aldi public meeting took place I could not attend as I was on back shift in the steel industry, so I could not comment on that event.