He had been advanced in the factory from a ‘piecer’ to the spinning-jenny.
After serving a number of years as a piecer, he was promoted to be a spinner.
He is a born teller of stories and piecer together of circumstances that fit so closely that it is difficult to see the joints.
Dr. Livingstone attained his celebrity from being a piecer in a factory.
At the age of ten Livingstone was sent to work in a cotton factory near Glasgow as a “piecer.”