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synonyms for overseers

  • superintendent
  • supervisor
  • executive
  • head
  • manager
  • head honcho
  • pit boss
  • straw boss
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Only three "screws" are on night duty in each block, but there are a hundred overseers to "run th' dump" during the day.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
Marster had both white an' colored overseers but he would not allow any of his overseers to bulldoze over his slaves too much.
SLAVE NARRATIVES: A FOLK HISTORY OF SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATESVARIOUS
He had slaves on all his plantations but they were under colored overseers who were slaves themselves.
SLAVE NARRATIVES: A FOLK HISTORY OF SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATESVARIOUS
Order was preserved, discipline maintained, and there was no necessity for harsh measures, nor for overseers.
BLACK DIAMONDSMR JKAI
The administration of the act was committed to the magistrates and guardians in place of the overseers.
THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND - VOL. X.WILLIAM HUNT
We introduced Michelino to the overseers, directors and managers and to the doctor.
CASTELLINARIAHENRY FESTING JONES
Their acts are "alterable" by the Board of Overseers, to whom they are responsible.
COLLEGES IN AMERICAJOHN MARSHALL BARKER
The old man McAlway and the overseers would drop her clothes down in the field before all the hands and whoop her.
SLAVE NARRATIVES: A FOLK HISTORY OF SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES FROM INTERVIEWS WITH FORMER SLAVESWORK PROJECTS ADMINISTRATION
Pelham helped erect the larger frame houses for the commissary, the office, and the overseers' homes.
MOUNTAINCLEMENT WOOD
“Four of my overseers have two guns each, while the remaining two have one each,” answered Don Luis.
A MIDDY OF THE KINGHARRY COLLINGWOOD
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