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