A little nephew of ours said he wanted to be a ditch-digger.
Shown up in our newspapers as a ditch-digger—a fly-by-night—a nobody!
He is no longer a ditch-digger and a ploughman, but the proud master of councils or the cultured professor of the university.
A ditch-digger, looking at the question short-sightedly, may deem "a good drunk" a very desirable form of enjoyment.
The breakfast came and Craig ate like a ditch-digger—his own breakfast and most of Grant's.
And a ditch-digger, a good ditch-digger, ought to be respected—until he thinks he's the whole works.