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house painter

noun
1.
a person whose occupation is painting houses.
Origin of house painter
1680-1690
1680-90
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  • A business man is called a "Kaufmann," as we speak of a house painter.

    Face to Face with Kaiserism James W. Gerard
  • Sandy Ferris, a house painter, became a drunkard and did not support his family.

    Poor White Sherwood Anderson
  • He was a talkative man and his apprentice, Will Sellinger, son of the Bidwell house painter, was puzzled by his silence.

    Poor White Sherwood Anderson
  • I am not a paper-hanger or house painter to be engaged and then dismissed at the whim of a millionaire.

    The Beauty Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
  • One, a house painter by trade, took arithmetic, and English grammar.

  • Some years later it was ruined by a house painter in repairing and renovating the room.

    Jersey City and its Historic Sites Harriet Phillips Eaton
  • Father only a skilled laborer (house painter), but a man of unusual intelligence and character for his social class.

    The Measurement of Intelligence Lewis Madison Terman
  • There was also a laundry, carpenter's bench, blacksmith's forge, and pots and equipment of a house painter.

  • The house painter, simple fellow, could not think what was the matter with him.

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