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fire boss

noun, Mining.
1.
a person who inspects a mine for the presence of noxious gases, dangerous roofs, and other hazards.
Also called gasman; British, fireman.
Compare mine examiner.
Origin of fire boss
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism
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  • But they did, and a fire boss happened to be passing at the time, so he located their hiding-place.

    Into the Jaws of Death Jack O'Brien
  • Finally the fire boss went for help, and as soon as he left the boys came out.

    Into the Jaws of Death Jack O'Brien
  • The assistant superintendent, the mining engineer, the safety inspector, and the fire boss were already in.

    The Boy With the U.S. Miners Francis Rolt-Wheeler

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