He got a job as a day-man at a local store in town. From LearnThat.org.
Roberts, the day-man, ran up to him and found, to his horror, that he was quite dead. From Wordnik.com. [A Master of Mysteries] Reference
On Tuesday evening he went on duty at six o'clock; on Wednesday morning the day-man who had come to relieve him was surprised not to find him in the box. From Wordnik.com. [A Master of Mysteries] Reference
Another curious fact is that death appears to have taken place just before the day-man came on duty, as the light at the mouth of the tunnel had been put out, and it was one of the night signalman's duties to do this as soon as daylight appeared; it is possible, therefore, that Pritchard went down to the tunnel for that purpose. From Wordnik.com. [A Master of Mysteries] Reference
A day-man?. From Wordnik.com. [Notes and Queries, Number 19, March 9, 1850] Reference
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