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section boss

noun, Railroads.
the boss of a section gang.
Origin of section boss
1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • At the name, the section-boss cocked his head like an inquiring bird.

    The Plow-Woman Eleanor Gates
  • The section-boss must keep pace with a job that is no sinecure.

    The Modern Railroad Edward Hungerford
  • The section-boss, thus saved the arduous trip, signed the necessary papers with a jubilant mark.

    The Plow-Woman Eleanor Gates
  • Yet the section-boss seems to regard it as distinctly humorous.

    The Railroad Problem Edward Hungerford
  • But as he was talking, the section-boss made himself ready for the cold; before he had finished, the elder man had disappeared.

    The Plow-Woman Eleanor Gates
  • Here, then, is the polyglot material with which our section-boss must work.

    The Railroad Problem Edward Hungerford
  • He set himself to being agreeable, and especially toward the section-boss.

    The Plow-Woman Eleanor Gates
  • And his responsibility is little greater than that of the section-boss.

    The Railroad Problem Edward Hungerford
  • "Lancaster's they name," prompted the section-boss, all good nature.

    The Plow-Woman Eleanor Gates
  • The latch clicked behind them, and the section-boss entered.

    The Plow-Woman Eleanor Gates

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