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maintenance man

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n maintenance man a skilled worker whose job is to repair things
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Quotations

  • Thomas More
    Thomas More
    “For this is one of the ancientest laws among them; that no man shall be blamed for reasoning in the maintenance of his own religion.”

Usage

In literature:

Whoever employs a man owes him maintenance and support, or wages enough to procure the same.
"What is Property?" by P. J. Proudhon
Not one parish in two hundred then afforded what a man of family considered as a maintenance.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Goodness addresses itself to man, to the maintenance and perfection of human society which is composed of men.
"Tragic Sense Of Life" by Miguel de Unamuno
Lewis, 'which makes every man look to the land for maintenance.
"England's Case Against Home Rule" by Albert Venn Dicey
The pig is born to die, and to die quickly, for the profit and maintenance of man.
"The Fat of the Land" by John Williams Streeter
The maintenance of the feud was the old man's greatest wish.
"Ralph Granger's Fortunes" by William Perry Brown
Then came the letter from his uncle, offering him triple salary as a maintenance man on the computers used for the construction job.
"The Sky Is Falling" by Lester del Rey
Can that man be said really to endeavour the maintenance of a cause while he lets it starve?
"The Covenants And The Covenanters" by Various
Defoe delighted the world with a picture of the ideal economic status for the maintenance of white superiority over black man.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
We may take it that the whole Fowey estuary shared in the manning and maintenance of this gallant squadron.
"The Cornwall Coast" by Arthur L. Salmon
The pasture had been the best which the ingenuity of man had found for the maintenance of sheep.
"The Fixed Period" by Anthony Trollope
The ship's space required for maintenance supplies for man and horse figures relatively as about one to five.
"Operations Upon the Sea" by Franz Edelsheim
Many a laboring man spends more money in a week for tobacco than the maintenance of a library would cost him in a year.
"Why do we need a public library?" by Various
He became a discharged man and his maintenance was provided for as a civilian.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VIII (of VIII)" by various
Presently a "tick-gate" barred the way, and just beyond was the tent of a road maintenance man, where I craved shelter for the night.
"From Chart House to Bush Hut" by Charles W. L. Bryde
To any man of common sense and foresight, the maintenance of such a constitution was a chimera.
"Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c." by Xavier Hommaire de Hell
In the first place, it may be assumed that all of man's activity furthers some general end, as, for instance, the maintenance of life.
"John Dewey's logical theory" by Delton Thomas Howard
But the necessary maintenance of four children, it is supposed, may be nearly equal to that of one man.
"An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations" by Adam Smith
So Frank the maintenance man had to run along and sell his papers.
"The Knack of Managing" by Lewis K. Urquhart and Herbert Watson
The maintenance per month per man is nine dollars, Spanish gold.
"Industrial Cuba" by Robert P. Porter
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In news:

Wood decks are rapidly being replaced by plastic, aluminum and other man-made decking materials, which are prized for their easy maintenance.
Dog rescued when maintenance man douses fire.
A maintenance man helped douse an apartment fire in Rodeo on Tuesday.
Prison maintenance man was moonlighting on state time.
Maintenance man cares for his tenants.
He is the maintenance man there.
Fred Meda, 68, was the man in charge of golf course maintenance for the former Myrtle Beach National company for nearly 30 years.
He worked as an equipment maintenance man at US Silica in Ottawa for 37 years, retiring in 1996.
A light rail train is stopped at the RTD light rail maintenance facility near West 6th Avenue and Mariposa Street, Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012, after a man was clipped by a train.
A Columbia man suspected of exploiting southeast Missouri senior citizens in a driveway maintenance scam was charged Tuesday.
Fred Meda, 68, was the man in charge of golf course maintenance for the former Myrtle Beach National company for nearly 30 years.
The other day, I was visiting a drycleaning plant when a maintenance man arrived to fix a dryer.
Maintenance man shoots home invader .
Maintenance man accused in apartment fire.
Conditions at Lexington, Blue Grass Airport, KY. Three Lexington teens who plead guilty to severely beating a Holiday Inn maintenance man, learned Friday how long they'll spend in prison for the crime.
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