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apprentice
used in Oliver Twist

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one who works for an expert to learn a trade; or (as a verb) performance of that kind of work
  • In other words, five pounds and Oliver Twist were offered to any man or woman who wanted an apprentice to any trade, business, or calling.
    Chapter 2 — Treats of Oliver Twist's Growth, Education, and Board (97% in)
  • On their way to the magistrate, Mr. Bumble instructed Oliver that all he would have to do, would be to look very happy, and say, when the gentleman asked him if he wanted to be apprenticed, that he should like it very much indeed; both of which injunctions Oliver promised to obey: the rather as Mr. Bumble threw in a gentle hint, that if he failed in either particular, there was no telling what would be done to him.
    Chapter 3 — Relates How Oliver Twist was Very Near Getting a Palce.... (63% in)
  • Mr. Sowerberry was closeted with the board for five minutes; and it was arranged that Oliver should go to him that evening 'upon liking'—a phrase which means, in the case of a parish apprentice, that if the master find, upon a short trial, that he can get enough work out of a boy without putting too much food into him, he shall have him for a term of years, to do what he likes with.
    Chapter 4 — Oliver, Being Offered Another Place, Makes His First.... (51% in)
  • The month's trial over, Oliver was formally apprenticed.
    Chapter 6 — Oliver, Being Goaded by the Taunts of Noah, Rouses into Action.... (2% in)
  • Oliver's offence having been explained to him, with such exaggerations as the ladies thought best calculated to rouse his ire, he unlocked the cellar-door in a twinkling, and dragged his rebellious apprentice out, by the collar.
    Chapter 7 — Oliver Continues Refactory (54% in)
  • There was another old woman watching by the bed; the parish apothecary's apprentice was standing by the fire, making a toothpick out of a quill.
    Chapter 24 — Treats on a Very Poor Subject. But is a Short One, and.... (14% in)
  • 'If she lasts a couple of hours, I shall be surprised,' said the apothecary's apprentice, intent upon the toothpick's point.
    Chapter 24 — Treats on a Very Poor Subject. But is a Short One, and.... (23% in)
  • The apothecary's apprentice, having completed the manufacture of the toothpick, planted himself in front of the fire and made good use of it for ten minutes or so: when apparently growing rather dull, he wished Mrs. Corney joy of her job, and took himself off on tiptoe.
    Chapter 24 — Treats on a Very Poor Subject. But is a Short One, and.... (29% in)
  • 'A murrain on the young devils!' cried the stranger; 'I speak of one; a meek-looking, pale-faced boy, who was apprenticed down here, to a coffin-maker—I wish he had made his coffin, and screwed his body in it—and who afterwards ran away to London, as it was supposed.
    Chapter 37 — In Which the Reader May Perceive a Contrast, Not Uncommon.... (83% in)

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