Utility-man

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Utility-man an actor of one of the least important parts in a play
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. utiliser—L. uti.

Usage

In literature:

He played small utility parts and understudied the leading man.
"The Fortunate Youth" by William J. Locke
Functionalization is based upon utilizing the particular powers and special abilities of each man.
"The Psychology of Management" by L. M. Gilbreth
When primitive man began to count he adopted a method which comes naturally to every schoolboy; he utilized his fingers.
"Myths of Babylonia and Assyria" by Donald A. Mackenzie
M. Comte, of course, is not the man to say that it must be a merely material utility.
"August Comte and Positivism" by John-Stuart Mill
And the man who can handle the machine will only be concerned with quantity and utility in the first instance.
"The Practice and Theory of Bolshevism" by Bertrand Russell
I am now general utility man with the 'Heart of the World' company, and consequently entitled to greater respect.
"Beth Norvell" by Randall Parrish
One man utilized the frames which contained "Rembrandts" by putting other canvases right over in front of them.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 4 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
Each man who is trying for a high score should utilize all available time to this end.
"The Plattsburg Manual" by O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey
Only the accessible harbors have been utilized by man, and but few of these are, even to-day.
"Pocket Island" by Charles Clark Munn
The right of free whiskey was one thing; the right of a man to utilize the children of the district was another!
"A Son of the Hills" by Harriet T. Comstock
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In poetry:

The jane is zoned! no nightspot here, no bar
there, no sweet freeway, and no premises
for business purposes,
no loiterers or needers. Henry are
baffled. Have ev'ybody head for Maine,
utility-man take a train?
"Dream Song 2: Big Buttons, Cornets: the advance" by John Berryman

In news:

A man who recently bought a house at Milltown was dismayed Tuesday while consulting with Marshall County utility directors who estimate he might have to pay several thousand dollars to get water service.
If he were a baseball player, they'd call him a utility man.
Detroit Tigers utility man Don Kelly to become free agent.
Tigers utility man Don Kelly to become free agent.
In six seasons with four franchises, utility man Vinny Rottino has played in 55 games, with a.172 career batting average.
The Yankees' Front-Office Utility Man .
Astros claim utility man Steve Pearce in flurry of moves.
Kent police charged an Akron man with drunken driving Sunday following a crash that disabled a utility pole and traffic signal on West Main Street , shutting down a stretch of S.R 59 for most of the day.
Man's body found burning atop Detroit utility pole.
A man has been found dead and on fire atop an electrical utility pole on Detroit's west side.
LAWRENCE — State police collision investigators determined that a 19-year-old man who crashed into a utility pole on Haverhill Street Saturday night was going at least 80 miles per hour .
SUV strikes 3 utility poles on Damen, killing 19-year- old man .
A Golden Gate man is behind bars, accused of opening fire at a sport utility vehicle.
The Phillies declined options with utility man Ty Wigginton and reliever Jose Contreras.
He got 354 in Colorado last season, which he began in a utility role and finished as the everyday third base man because of an injury to Ian Stewart.
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In science:

Table 2 The straw-man criterion i considers the expected net change in wealth. criterion ii considers time-average growth rates which are mathematically identical to expected net changes in utility.
Menger 1934 revisited
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