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Pitman

Sir Isaac. 1813--97, English inventor of a system of phonetic shorthand (1837)

pitman

[′pit·mən]
(engineering)
A worker in or near a pit, as in a quarry, mine, garage, or foundry.
On a pumping unit, an arm connecting the crank with the walking beam for converting rotary motion to reciprocating motion.
(mechanical engineering)
In an automotive steering system, the arm that is connected to the shaft of the steering gear sector and the tie rod, and swings back and forth as the steering wheel is turned. Also known as pitman arm.
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The Pitmen Poets celebrate the songs, humour, and culture of north east England's coal mining tradition - which resonates in Wales - bringing together four of the region's leading champions of its musical heritage.
Now they are all looking forward to reuniting again as The Pitmen Poets.
Written by Tyneside-born playwright Lee Hall, creator of the worldwide sensation Billy Elliot, The Pitmen Painters has received huge critical acclaim.
The Pitmen Painters was originally produced by Newcastle's acclaimed Live Theatre and is directed by Max Roberts.
Written by Lee Hall, creator of Billy Elliot, and directed by Live's Max Roberts, The Pitmen Painters has received huge critical acclaim and won the Evening Standard award for Best New Play.
The Pitmen had created a number of chances throughout the game but failed to force Aaron Butcher to make any save of note except for one effort in the second half when Tyrone Barnett hit a shot across the face of the goal which forced the keeper into a diving save.
The cast includes Michael Hodgson and Christopher Connel, who plays the late Oliver Kilbourn, the most famous of the pitmen who became known as The Ashington Group.
The DVD also travels around the country to see another generation of pitmen painters.
The Pitmen Painters runs from Thursday September 20 through to Saturday October 27, 2007.
The film, which dates back to the 1930s, was collected by a local history group based in Bedlington to show how the pitmen captured the glory of the North East's coal mining industry in their drawings.
Lead miners from the North Pennines, where the industry was in a slump, were being taken on to replace the pitmen and feelings were running very high.
Obviously I'm delighted to be going to Broadway with the Pitmen Painters," said Consett-born Chris Connel.