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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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  • “White, get back on the job,” directed the speaker, who Wilson later learned was the fire-boss.

    The Young Railroaders Francis Lovell Coombs
  • But what if the "fire-boss" overslept himself, or happened to be drunk?

    King Coal Upton Sinclair
  • “Hoover and Young, and everybody, and not one scratched,” responded the fire-boss.

    The Young Railroaders Francis Lovell Coombs

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