Dictionary of Old Occupations

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Definitions of jobs Strickler - Sword Slipper

Strickler: measured bulked goods, such as grains, fruit, vegetables etc.

Striker: assistant to a Blacksmith.

Stringer: made cord, string, ropes, and bowstrings.

Stripper: worked in the textile industry, cleaning leftover debris from carding machines, or a person who stripped leaves from tobacco plants.

Stuff Weaver: wove a thick, course cloth known as 'stuff'. Originally made from wool, stuff was later made from linen yarn and worsted. In Victorian times, the term ‘stuff’ was a generic term referring to any fabric.

Stuffgownsman: a junior barrister. The name comes from the clothing worn; a black suit covered by an black gown with an open front and open sleeves.

Sucksmiith: produced and sold ploughshares.

Sugar Baker: made cakes or confectionary.

Sugar Grocer: a sugar merchant.

Sugarer: a sugar merchant.

Sumner: ensured witnesses arrived in court when summoned.

Sumper: a Porter.

Supercargo: person in charge of cargo on a boat. They bought and sold goods to carry on voyages.

Superintendent: denotes rank, e.g. a senior administrator, an education executive or a church executive performing similar duties to a Bishop.

Surface Man: man who maintained railway or road surfaces.

Sutler: another name for a victualler - a civilian merchant selling goods to the army.

Swailer: grain merchant, or a person on forest of farmland who used controlled burning to manage the landscape.

Swain: member of a merchant ship, or a herdsman.

Sweep: abbreviation for Chimneysweep.

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Sweeper: swept the floor in textile mills and factories.

Swell Maker: basket maker.

Swineherd: a 'shepherd of pigs'.

Swineyard: kept pigs.

Swingler: person who beat flax to remove course parts before the fibres are used.

Sword Cutler: swordmaker.

Sword Slipper: made scabbards and sheaths for swords.

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