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noun as in day laborer

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You have worked him like a navvy, and never given him enough pocket money to keep him in tobacco even.

It is not the clodhopper, the navvy or the labourer, the careless or the incompetent, who suffer from them.

Most persons from the navvy to the king feel tired when their days work is finished, but this does not worry them.

Jim sat on his horse and Navvy appeared riding up to the hollow, leading the saddle horses.

Jim, who always wanted Navvy to be a dead Indian, looked profoundly sorry.


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On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to navvy, such as: common laborer, laborer, roustabout, and unskilled laborer.

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