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hod carrier

a mason's assistant whose work is to carry hods of materials to the mason.
Also called hodman.
Origin of hod carrier
1765-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The hod-carrier and the soldier have the earth and the sailor the ocean.

    Smoking and Drinking James Parton
  • What a novel thing it would be to witness the gradual growth of a hod-carrier!

    Rudder Grange Frank R. Stockton
  • If it does not pay this hod-carrier to smoke, it pays no man.

    Smoking and Drinking James Parton
  • Who shall say that the hod-carrier has not done as much for humanity as orator or poet.

    The Young Man and the World Albert J. Beveridge
  • He suggests to me a compromise between a convict and a hod-carrier.

  • Peyrot, treeless adventurer, living by his sharp sword and sharp wits, reverenced a count no more than a hod-carrier.

    Helmet of Navarre Bertha Runkle
  • Dey make me a hod-carrier and make me 'sociate wid low-down po' white trash.

    Comrades Thomas Dixon
  • If we are imbued with the spirit of the architect and not of the hod-carrier, we will hope sweetly for the work.

  • He must have the eye of an artist, the back of a hod-carrier, the touch of a wood-chopper one day, and of an engraver the next.

  • Richard could not avoid a feeling of distrustful contempt for himself when he discovered that he ate like a hod-carrier.

    The President Alfred Henry Lewis
British Dictionary definitions for hod-carrier

hod carrier

a labourer who carries the materials in a hod for a plasterer, bricklayer, etc Also called hodman
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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