One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A member of a section gang.
- ‘‘There is nothing wrong with working as a railroad section hand but when a group of people are branded for employment only in one particular task there is something radically wrong,’ he contended.’
- ‘Born in Denison, Texas, on 14 October 1890, Dwight D. Eisenhower was the son of a section hand on the railroad.’
- ‘Some twenty-five hundred Blackfeet found employment as railroad section hands or agency personnel.’
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