straw boss

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n straw boss a member of a work gang who supervises the other workers
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Usage

In literature:

The patients are of more concern than the personal comfort of any straw boss or administrator.
"The Lani People" by J. F. Bone
There are no contractor's Irish straw-bosses to keep them on the move.
"Zone Policeman 88" by Harry A. Franck
I got to be straw boss at dat.
"Slave Narratives: Arkansas Narratives" by Work Projects Administration
He sat on a boss of straw, and ate out of a bowl.
"Ireland Under Coercion (2nd ed.) (2 of 2) (1888)" by William Henry Hurlbert
I rode over there this afternoon an' Lawler's straw boss put me to work.
"The Trail Horde" by Charles Alden Seltzer
One time the grown men and women was choppin' two rows to our one, and a straw-boss slave twit us and call us lazy.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
We was foreman an' straw boss, respective, under Bill Harkness.
"The Range Boss" by Charles Alden Seltzer
You're straw-boss, I reckon.
"'Drag' Harlan" by Charles Alden Seltzer
Make him a straw boss tomorrow if this keeps up.
"Lady Luck" by Hugh Wiley
Straw boss, wood walkers, and ground men, they were all hungry.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
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In news:

Lilly the kitchen ' straw boss '.
Lilly the kitchen 'straw boss'.
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