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swamper

[′swäm·pər]
(mining engineering)
A rear brakeman in a metal mine.
A laborer who assists in hauling ore and rock, coupling and uncoupling cars, throwing switches, and loading and unloading carriers.
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A swamper, as defined by Peach, is a relic of a bygone era: "An unskilled worker who assists a skilled, experienced, cattle herdsman or owner.
The novel concludes with Nick and the swamper driving out to fight Figlia and retrieve Ed's golden apples, reducing economics to its barest Nietzschean power conflict.
Since you know that Swamper tires aren't so super for any kind of military usage, use only authorized tires on your HMMWV.
Starting out as a "swamper," usually the least experienced crew member who rides on the baggage boat and sets up tents and cots, Aaron Helfrich first worked for his dad, Dean, and then started his own business.
Boxes of picked table grapes may be stacked 15 feet high on a pallet or on a piece of cardboard on the ground and the swamper will pick up one or two boxes at a time, then throw them to a co-worker standing on the bed of the truck which will deliver the boxes to cold storage.
In one smooth move the arrow was away knocking the big "swamper" tumbling.
According to industry sources, soldiers were replacing damaged Humvee tires with the Super Swamper tire that often is favored by special operations forces.
Smith's wife Michelle is his "swamper," who takes care of the aircraft, cleaning, fueling, etc.
Charlie has his general equivalency diploma and works as a swamper (cleaner) in the prison when he is able to work.
A train consisted of two wagons plus a caboose containing water and a two-man crew consisting of a muleskinner and a swamper, or brakeman.
O'Rourke, the Coast Stevedore report stated, was physically unable to do the heavy work and was given a preferred position -- because of his war record perhaps -- as a swamper responsible for loading and unloading trucks, and later as a watchman.