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used in Oryx and Crake

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one who works for an expert to learn a trade; or (as a verb) performance of that kind of work
  • They'd have no apprentices, they'd have no successors.
    p. 223.6
  • In exchange for the child apprentice, he would give the fathers, or else the widowed mothers, a good price, or what he said was a good price; and it was a decent-enough price, considering what people were used to.
    p. 118.9

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