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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A laborer who works under compressed air especially in the driving of tunnels by the pneumatic caisson method.

Usage examples (11)
  • In a few days, stone cold sober, he will have died of pneumonia looking for a job as a sandhog.
  • I can show you figures that prove it's safer to be a sandhog in the Moon than it is to be a file clerk in Des Moines-all things considered.
  • With no formal training, he relied mainly on intuition, his childhood memories of exploring the work of ancient Rome, and his more recent experiences as an East Coast...
  • In today's pictures, people listen to a speech by India's prime minister, a Libyan rebel fighter receives medical aid, a 'sandhog' works on a new subway line in New York... for more
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