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  • n  a laborer who is obliged to do menial work

  • He had been a sheep drover, navvy, gold prospector, ship's cook, waiter, locksmith, umbrella mender, a seller of fried fish, and a spear-carrier in a touring production of .
  • Nevertheless, Author Mason can keep a story rolling like a navvy with a barrel, and that one perilous, amazing skill makes it hard to ignore what's happening.
  • In Norway he had been a cobbler's apprentice, woodsman, stevedore and road navvy.
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  • Blended folk show will benefit Delphi Opera House project
    Indianapolis-based band Hogeye Navvy blends influence from Irish, Scottish and American folk styles to create a unique sound. On Friday, the group will bring that to Delphi to benefit the Delphi Opera House restoration.
    Sept. 27, 2013 - Journal & Courier

  • Joe Maddon in
    Navvy is a wonderful professional, and actually that was as hard for me to talk to about that right now as it was for him to hear it from me,Maddon said. "This guy never makes excuses. He's always there. When you're managing a game and you...
  • Shawn Riggans in
    I had no time to think about it, it was in the game, Navvy was down,Riggans said. "Here we go, strap it on, get ready."
  • Evan Longoria in
    Last year, it was kind of a whirlwind experience, just me, Navvy [Dioner Navarro] and Kaz [Scott Kazmir] -- us three [from the Rays],Longoria said. "It was a little different experience. You kind of get lost a little bit in New York. I...

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