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navvy
American English: /ˈnævi/
British English: /ˈnavi/

Translation of navvy in Spanish:

noun plural navvies

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    • Over the decade which followed, it spread to every section of the working class-miners, iron workers, canal navvies, wool and cotton operatives, builders, seamen, land workers.
    • The British inland waterway system, flourishing in the early nineteenth century, was staffed by a large body of bargees who, like the railway navvies, earned an unenviable reputation for roughness.
    • He was a navvy and had been employed at the new railway which was in the course of construction between Sheffield and Rotherham.

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