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A.Word.A.Day--zanjero

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This week's theme: professions of the past.

zanjero (zahn-HAY-ro) noun

One who is in charge of water distribution.

[From Spanish zanja (ditch, irrigation canal).]

-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)

"Future water engineer William Mulholland got his start as a zanjero." Julie Sheer; Los Angeles Aqueduct; Los Angeles Times; Feb 18, 1996.

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Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face. -Albert Camus, writer and philosopher (1913-1960)

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