..though but few milking hands slept
In lhe house, several joined the family at ini'.ib (Th. Hardy, 'теss of the d'Urbcr- Uilk*').
On all these river boats most of the
mni employed are what is termed roust- iilt.infs (O.E.D.)
I lie cot Ion operatives, being unorgjm-
Ized, had no remedy for their miseries (H. t'mns and C. Evans, A Dictionary of Contemporary American Usage).
The men complained that this system was extending, and that the time was not far oif when hut a lew out of 7,000 employ ees would have regular two-doliar-a-day work at all (Th. Dreiser, 'Sister Carrie').