One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person employed to load and unload sacks of wheat.‘two assistants are necessary to lift each bag on to the wheat lumper's shoulders’
- ‘Any toughened wheat lumper could carry a hundred-and-eighty-pound bag of wheat up these steps.’
- ‘And now her wheat lumper husband was confined to a chair, his body unfit for the dignity of labour.’
- ‘He was an ex-wheat lumper, but a very nice sort of a bloke.’
- ‘He slung me through the doorway like a wheat lumper tossing a bag onto a dray.’
- ‘Since his discharge from the army, he had been following the occupation of a wheat lumper.’
- ‘A wheat lumper before the war, he said he would carry the man in.’
- ‘He was a shearer and a wheat lumper.’
- ‘He is also a champion wheat lumper.’
- ‘He was a cross-country rider, bootmender and wheat-lumper.’
- ‘At the hourly rate specified, the wheat lumper is set to earn approximately £9 6s.’
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