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census taker

a person who gathers information for a census.
Origin of census taker
1830-40, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • For all the thrill which she seemed likely to give him, he might as well be opening an interview with the census-taker.

    The Rest Hollow Mystery Rebecca N. Porter
  • You and I are forever at the mercy of the census-taker and the census-maker.

    A Preface to Politics Walter Lippmann
  • Where the census-taker in Porto Rico had to wait for his figures until the head of the house climbed down.

    The Boy With the U.S. Census Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  • The Italians were in the majority where this census-taker went.

    The Battle with the Slum Jacob A. Riis.
  • Says the census-taker once in ten years, Can you write English?

    Talks to Freshman Girls Helen Dawes Brown
  • I promised the census-taker not to tell till his report came out.

    Dr. Breen's Practice William Dean Howells
  • A woman in Madison county acted as census-taker, and performed her duty well.

  • It still claimed 1300 inhabitants as estimated and engraved on the stone court-house by the census-taker in 1597.

    Options O. Henry
  • Its visible inhabitants would have astounded a census-taker or a dog-catcher.

    Watched by Wild Animals Enos A. Mills
  • Then Rogers called up the census-taker and told him to go ahead with his enumeration.

    Where the Strange Trails Go Down E. Alexander Powell

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