hired man


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hired man a hired laborer on a farm or ranch "the hired hand fixed the railing","a ranch hand"
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  • Henry Ford
    “It is all one to me if a man comes from Sing Sing Prison or Harvard. We hire a man, not his history.”
  • Henry Ford
    “It doesn't matter to me if a man is from Harvard or Sing Sing. We hire the man, not his history.”


In literature:

The boat, on its second trip, brought down Mr. Walker, the man of whom I have spoken in a previous chapter, as hiring my time.
"The Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave" by William Wells Brown
The owner hired her out to a man by the name of Green, from whom he received seventy dollars per annum.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
It was the master with his hired man.
"The Narrative of Gordon Sellar Who Emigrated to Canada in 1825" by Gordon Sellar
Indeed, we shall be the better for his services, for I had intended to hire a man here to help to carry our things.
"Blown to Bits" by Robert Michael Ballantyne
There was Sam, the hired man, who thought he knew a good deal about the wild folk.
"The Magic Speech Flower" by Melvin Hix
In the first place, there was Farmer Green, and Farmer Green's boy Johnnie, and Farmer Green's hired man.
"The Tale of Cuffy Bear" by Arthur Scott Bailey
A hired man walked behind the last horse to see that nothing was lost.
"Stories of American Life and Adventure" by Edward Eggleston
Dutch, Spanish, French, and English were eager for men to man their fighting ships; hired them when they could, and stole them when they must.
"American Merchant Ships and Sailors" by Willis J. Abbot
I hired another girl and relegated the man to the kitchen except in case of emergency.
"How To Write Special Feature Articles" by Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
Already Sarah, the maid-of-all-work, had started through the covered passage to the mill, shrieking for Ben, the hired man.
"Ruth Fielding in the Great Northwest" by Alice B. Emerson

In poetry:

Here I hired
Horse and man for bearing
Me on my wayfaring
To the door desired.
"St Launce's Revisited" by Thomas Hardy
Sundays, the hired man would pray
To live in the sunshine of his face;
Now here was answer come complete,
Rather an overdose of grace!
"Grace" by John Crowe Ransom
But if you or I pull his handles, why
The Moo Cow Moo says it hurts,
But the hired man sits down close by
And squirts, and squirts, and squirts.
"Moo Cow Moo" by Edmund Vance Cooke
There's old man Willards; an' his wife;
An' Marg'et-- S'repty's sister--; an'
There's me-- an' I'm the hired man;
An' Tomps McClure, you better yer life!
"A New Year's Time At Willards's" by James Whitcomb Riley
An' so it chanced, whin landed on the sthreet,
Ould Dolan, rowlin' a quare ould shay
Came there to hire a man to save his wheat,
An' hired meself and Mickie by the day.
"A Hungry Day" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
"Accursed Philistine!" I heard
The strange policeman hiss
Between his teeth. "O wretched man,
Was I hired here for this?
O Goth! Suburbanite! Repent!
Tear down that Christmas Supplement!"
"Culture and Cops" by C J Dennis

In news:

EL PASO, Texas — A US soldier was convicted Thursday in a murder-for-hire scheme in which prosecutors say he agreed to help kill a man for undercover agents posing as members of a Mexican drug cartel in exchange for drugs and cash.
Conditions at Lexington, Blue Grass Airport, KY. A man is recovering after he was injured during what was supposed to be a date with a hired escort .
The man hired as deputy schools superintendent in Minneapolis was given a new title -- chief executive officer -- after the state informed the district he wasn't properly licensed for his original job.
That meant the man Schiano would hire to coach his offense would be the most critical hire in Freeman 's — and potentially Dominik's — career.
Collection Firm Was Hired by Bank of America to Pursue Dead Man's Debts.
Michael Dunn, the man charged with murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis at a Baymeadows gas station last month, has hired a new attorney.
Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com Court officials moved Oct 9 to revoke bond for a Gardner man who was charged with hiring a hit man to kill his ex-wife.
An inmate already serving time for sex abuse was sentenced today to an additional five to 10 years for trying to hire a hit man to kill the woman he had assaulted.
A man who pleaded guilty to a weapons charge and was later convicted of trying to hire a hit man to kill an Iowa police chief has been sentenced to 70 years in prison.
PASSAIC — A Lodi woman was arrested Tuesday on charges she tried to hire a hit man to murder her husband, authorities said.
A 68-year-old Roseville man who police say tried to hire a " hit man " to kill his wife will be back in court Wednesday.
A Brownville woman accused of trying to hire a man to kill her husband was in court this morning.
On Thursday, however, Bob Bashara admitted that he did try to hire a hit man to kill Gentz.
Bashara pleads guilty to hiring hit man .
Jury selection began Monday afternoon for a defendant in the Neal Sweeney murder case who is alleged to have recruited the hit man in a murder for hire.