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Professions or trades
One who attends to the diseases of the eye oculist
One who tests eyesight and sells spectacles optician

One who attends to sick people and prescribes medicines physician
One who compounds or sells drugs 
druggist, pharmacist
One who treats diseases by performing operations surgeon
One who attends to the teeth dentist
One skilled in the care of hands and feet chiropodist
One who treats diseases by rubbing the muscles masseur
A physician who assists women at child-birth obstetrician, accoucheur
One who drives a motor car chauffeur
One who manages or attends to an engine engineer
The person in charge of a ship Captain
The commander of a fleet Admiral
One who carves in stone sculptor
One who cuts precious stones lapidary, lapidist
One who writes for the newspaper journalist, reporter,
One who sets type (in a printing office) compositor
One who plans and draws the design of buildings and superintends their erection architect
One who draws plans for buildings draughtsman
One who deals in flowers florist
One who deals in fruits fruiterer
One who deals in cattle drover
One who sells fruits, vegetables, etc., from a barrow costermonger
One who deals in iron and hardware ironmonger
One who deals in medicinal herbs herbalist
One who deals in fish fishmonger
One who deals in furs furrier
One who works in brass brazier
One who sets glass in windows, doors, etc. glazier
One who deals in wines vintner
One who works in lead esp. mending water pipes plumber
One who attends to the fire of a steam engine stoker
One who makes barrels, tubs, etc. cooper
One employed as a labourer to do excavating work navvy
One who makes and sells ladies' hats milliner
One who sells small articles such as ribbons, laces, thread haberdasher
One who deals in cloths and other fabrics draper
One who deals in silks, cotton, woollen, and linen goods mercer
A professional rider in horse races jockey
One who shoes horses farrier
One who looks after horses at an inn ostler, hostler
One who studies rocks and soils geologist
One interested in prehistoric remains and ancient buildings archaeologist
One who studies the stars astronomer
One who foretells things by the stars astrologer
One who directs the course of an aeroplane pilot, aviator
One who works in a coal mine collier
One who converts raw hide into leather tanner
One who makes or deals in cutting instruments, e.g. knives cutler
One who cleans the street scavenger
A woman employed to clean out offices, public buildings or houses charwoman
One who sells sweets and pastries confectioner
One who induces or entraps men to serve in the army or navy crimp
One who collects the bets and pays out to the winner when the game is played for money croupier
One who takes care of a building janitor
One who sells fowls, ducks, turkeys, etc. poulterer
One who pays out money at a bank cashier, teller
One who makes and sells cushions and covers chairs, motor car seats etc. upholsterer
One who lends money at exorbitant interest usurer
One who draws maps cartographer
One who collects postage stamps philatelist
One who performs tricks by sleight of hand Conjuror, prestidigitator, juggler
One who walks on ropes funambulist
One who performs daring gymnastic feats acrobat
One who pastures cattle for the market grazier
One who travels from place to place selling miscellaneous articles huckster, pedlar, chapman, hawker
One who makes pots, cups etc. potter
One who goes from place to place mending pots, pans etc. tinker
One who mends shoes shoemaker, cobbler
One who travels from place to place selling religious articles colporteur

A teacher who travels from place to place to give instruction peripatetic
One who watches over students taking an examination invigilator
A person in charge of a museum curator

One who is in charge of giving alms and assistance to the poor almoner
The person in charge of a library librarian
The head of a College Principal
The head of a Town Council or Corporation Mayor
One who lends money and keeps goods as security pawnbroker

One who draws up contracts and also lends money on interest scrivener
One who builds ships shipwright
One who loads and unloads ships stevedore
One who makes wheels for carriages and carts wheelwright
One who sells articles at public sales auctioneer
A tradesman who manages funerals undertaker
One skilled in the treatment of diseases of animals veterinarian
One who writes shorthand stenographer
One who writes poetry poet
One who writes novels novelist
One who writes books author
One who compiles a dictionary lexicographer
One who sells paper, ink, pens and writing materials stationer
One who preserves the skins of animals and mounts them so as to resemble the living animals taxidermist

One versed in the science of human races, their varieties and origin ethnologist

One who studies the evolution of mankind anthropologist
One who studies the working of the human mind psychologist
One who makes or sells candles chandler
One who works or deals in feathers for apparel plumassier
The treasurer of a college or University bursar
An officer in charge of the stores, provisions and accounts on a ship purser
Professions or trades alphabetical
One who performs daring gymnastic feats acrobat
The commander of a fleet Admiral
One who is in charge of giving alms and assistance to the poor almoner
One who studies the evolution of mankind anthropologist
One interested in prehistoric remains and ancient buildings archaeologist
One who plans and draws the design of buildings and superintends their erection architect
One who foretells things by the stars astrologer
One who studies the stars astronomer
One who sells articles at public sales auctioneer
One who writes books author
One who works in brass brazier
The treasurer of a college or University bursar
The person in charge of a ship Captain
One who draws maps cartographer
One who pays out money at a bank cashier, teller
One who makes or sells candles chandler
A woman employed to clean out offices, public buildings or houses charwoman
One who drives a motor car chauffeur
One skilled in the care of hands and feet chiropodist
One who works in a coal mine collier
One who travels from place to place selling religious articles colporteur

One who sets type (in a printing office) compositor
One who sells sweets and pastries confectioner
One who performs tricks by sleight of hand Conjuror, prestidigitator, juggler
One who makes barrels, tubs, etc. cooper
One who sells fruits, vegetables, etc., from a barrow costermonger
One who induces or entraps men to serve in the army or navy crimp
One who collects the bets and pays out to the winner when the game is played for money croupier
A person in charge of a museum curator

One who attends to the teeth dentist
One who deals in cloths and other fabrics draper
One who draws plans for buildings draughtsman
One who deals in cattle drover
One who compounds or sells drugs druggist, pharmacist
One who manages or attends to an engine engineer
One versed in the science of human races, their varieties and origin ethnologist

One who shoes horses farrier
One who deals in fish fishmonger
One who deals in flowers florist
One who deals in fruits fruiterer
One who walks on ropes funambulist
One who deals in furs furrier
One who studies rocks and soils geologist
One who sets glass in windows, doors, etc. glazier
One who pastures cattle for the market grazier
One who sells small articles such as ribbons, laces, thread haberdasher
One who deals in medicinal herbs herbalist
One who travels from place to place selling miscellaneous articles huckster, pedlar, chapman, hawker
One who watches over students taking an examination invigilator
One who deals in iron and hardware ironmonger
One who takes care of a building janitor
A professional rider in horse races jockey
One who writes for the newspaper journalist, reporter,
One who cuts precious stones lapidary, lapidist
One who compiles a dictionary lexicographer
The person in charge of a library librarian
One who treats diseases by rubbing the muscles masseur
The head of a Town Council or Corporation Mayor
One who deals in silks, cotton, woollen, and linen goods mercer
One who makes and sells ladies' hats milliner
One employed as a labourer to do excavating work navvy
One who writes novels novelist
A physician who assists women at child-birth obstetrician, accoucheur
One who attends to the diseases of the eye oculist
One who tests eyesight and sells spectacles optician

One who looks after horses at an inn ostler, hostler
One who lends money and keeps goods as security pawnbroker

A teacher who travels from place to place to give instruction peripatetic
One who collects postage stamps philatelist
One who attends to sick people and prescribes medicines physician
One who directs the course of an aeroplane pilot, aviator
One who works or deals in feathers for apparel plumassier
One who works in lead esp. mending water pipes plumber
One who writes poetry poet
One who makes pots, cups etc. potter
One who sells fowls, ducks, turkeys, etc. poulterer
The head of a College Principal
One who studies the working of the human mind psychologist
An officer in charge of the stores, provisions and accounts on a ship purser
One who makes or deals in cutting instruments, e.g. knives cutler
One who cleans the street scavenger
One who draws up contracts and also lends money on interest scrivener
One who carves in stone sculptor
One who builds ships shipwright
One who mends shoes shoemaker, cobbler
One who sells paper, ink, pens and writing materials stationer
One who writes shorthand stenographer
One who loads and unloads ships stevedore
One who attends to the fire of a steam engine stoker
One who treats diseases by performing operations surgeon
One who converts raw hide into leather tanner
One who preserves the skins of animals and mounts them so as to resemble the living animals taxidermist

One who goes from place to place mending pots, pans etc. tinker
A tradesman who manages funerals undertaker
One who makes and sells cushions and covers chairs, motor car seats etc. upholsterer
One who lends money at exorbitant interest usurer
One skilled in the treatment of diseases of animals veterinarian
One who deals in wines vintner
One who makes wheels for carriages and carts wheelwright

Names for occupations

Bicker beekeeper
Bowyer  archery bow maker or seller 
Cartwright  cart maker 
Chandler candle seller or grocer 
Cooper  barrel maker 
Draper  cloth seller 
Fletcher maker of arrows 
Franklin  substantial landowner 
Fuller/Tucker/Walker  dresser of cloth - to 'full' cloth was to trample or beat it for cleaning and thickening t
Glazier  Glass fitter 
Hayward protector of land or woodland 
Hine servant 
Horner  maker of animal-horn items such as spoons and combs 
Joiner  carpenter 
Mercer  textile dealer 
Scrivener  writer of legal documents 
Sexton  church maintenance worker 
Tanner   converter of hides and skins into leather
Turner  lathe operator 
Wainwright  cart maker - a wain is a cart 
Wakeman/Waite   watchman - wake and waite referred to a 'watch' in that senset sense

 

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Explanation for Student Compendium
File Includes
A shortened form of a word or phrase.
ANU - Australian National University
An acronym is a pronounceable word formed from the first letter (or first few letters) of each word in a phrase or title. Sometimes, the newly combined letters create a new word that becomes a part of everyday language. An example of this is the acronym radar. Also includes Mnemonics
a word naming an attribute of a noun, such as sweet, red, or technical. Adjectives are words that describe or modify other words * Priest = Sacerdotal

Types of animals, Sounds the make, Where do they live, Collective names of animals

Apes - gibber, Camel live in Australia, Sahara & Arabia, names = Bull - is called a heifer

a word opposite in meaning to another (e.g. bad - good ).

Opposites = Absent - present

Big_Words for small
Small word with big word alternative
Anger - Dudgeon * bold - Audacious

A feature or quality belonging typically to a person, place, or thing and serving to identify them

A partner in crime - accomplice

Words pertaining to the church

A passage between the pews in a church - Aisle

Similar sounding words with different meanings also Homonyms

Council, an administrative or advisory body, do not confuse with counsel, advice or guidance.

All about communication see also A History of Communication
All computer terms (ASCII, Binary, Unicode)

Names given to certain towns or countries includes facts about climate

Aberdeen - The Granite City The Torrid Zone has the hottest climate Zinc - Mexico, U.S.A., Spain

Words pertaining to death

Occurring after death - posthumous

A diminutive person is short and small. A diminutive wordis a "cute" version of a word or name: for example, "duckling" is a diminutive of "duck" and Billy is a diminutive form of the name William

Cask - casket   

Famous world discoveries of countries continents, includes Australian discoverers

Matthew Flinders -discovered Bass Strait. * Lord Robert Baden-Powell founded the Boy Scouts in 1908

Explanation of a word, words in literal expressions denote what they mean according to common or dictionary usage

Aloof -To keep to oneself and not mix with others.

Gender list of male female

Actor - Actress

Countries of the world and Geographical facts

The Circumference of the earth is approxinmately 24,800 miles.

List of gods and goddesses

War - Mars

Australian and UK government with words denoting government

Australian Government

Explains grammar syntax and verbs adjectives nouns etc.

Explains various uses of nouns verbs etc.

The art of living together includes senses, elements, cardinal numbers, cardinal virtues

THE ART OF LIVING - Consideration for the feelings of others

Alphabetical list of the most important inventions

Clock (pendulum) - Christian Huygens

List of kings and queens of Britain with facts and information

EGBERT 827 - 839

Practical list of  words explained in a sentence or phrase

A book in which the events of each day are recorded - Diary

Words pertaining to marriage included anniversary gifts

A hater of marriage - misogamist

Medical terms in use today

A disease confined to a particular district or place - endemic

Metaphor is a figure of speech that makes an implicit, implied, or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated

Sounds that things make, description of various venues or habitats, special calendar dates, Aussie slang words, Mnemonics

All Fools' Day - 1st April - Aussie slang - sounds that things make etc.

Names of persons or things, occupations, and a description of word meanings i.e. Terrestrial = Earth

Various names explained Bird of night - Owl

Words connected to nature

A four-footed animal - quadruped

a word or statement that expresses denial, disagreement, or refusal

That which cannot be pierced or penetrated - impenetrable

Explanation of nouns, COMMON Nouns, PROPER Nouns, COLLECTIVE  Nouns and ABSTRACT Nouns.

sit - seat (when to use Nouns)

Numbers of animals things i.e. A number of Cattle = herd

A number of fish taken in a net - catch, haul

a person or thing that is totally different from or the reverse of someone or something else.

Unable to read - il-literate

Special days, Aussies slang and any other items not covered in this list

Any other items that might be of interest

List of Patron Saints

St. George of England, St. Andrew of Scotland

Noctiphobia - Fear of the night

A list of places A place where bees are kept = apiary

A place where fishes are kept - aquarium

The case which is used to show possession is called the possessive case or genitive case. In case of nouns, an apostrophe is used to show it.

Is the case which denotes the owner or possessor

All Prefixes

List of various professions

The commander of a fleet - Admiral

Famous proverbs A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

A bad beginning makes a good ending.

Serious Quotes and some Witty funny one liners

Someone has glued my pack of cards together...I cannot deal with it!

Famous sayings

as a drowned rat. - as ancient as the sun—as the stars.

List of words used in Science or Art

An instrument for detecting earthquakes - seismograph

Explanation of scientific items like barometer

The science of land management - agronomics

The seven wonders of the ancient world with explanations

The Pyramids of Egypt

Words to use as a Simile which is a phrase that describes one thing in terms of another.  A simile usually begins with like or as.

Archates - a good friend * Belt = to hit below the belt

List of words or phrases that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another 

abandon....... desert, forsake, leave.

Understanding words, Incorrect Use of Words,

Thesaurus of Words
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Thesaurus - abandon = abandoned, abandoning, abandonment, abandons affluent =having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value,words explained and incorrect use of words

The floor was dirt.  Only the wealthy had something other than dirt, hence the saying "dirt poor." 

Words used in war

Nations carrying on warfare - belligerents

Anniversary dates and wedding information

Words shown in noun or verb

strong - strengthen

Signs of the Zodiac

Please note there are some excellent links to assist with these pages

see at the end for the links for further information. 

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