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Wednesday 30 November 2005

Apronman, bagman, chair bodger

An old favourite among my browser bookmarks: A list of occupations, compiled and published on the web by the late John J Lacombe II. It’s a collection of (mostly archaic) occupations, each briefly explained.

Here are some examples beginning with the letter a: Acater (supplied food provisions, e.g. a ship’s chandler), Accipitrary (falconer), Alabasterer (worked with alabaster), Anaglypter (made embossed wallpaper), Ankle beater (young person who helped to drive the cattle to market), Antigropelos maker (made waterproof leggings).

[I invented one of those occupations​—​can you pick the ring-in?]

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