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A toll road (or tollway, turnpike, pike, or toll highway) is a road for which a driver pays a toll (a fee) for use. Structures for which tolls are charged include toll bridges and toll tunnels. Non-toll roads are financed using other sources of revenue, most typically fuel tax or general tax funds. The building or facility in which a toll is collected may be called a toll booth, toll plaza, toll station, or toll gate. This building is usually found on either side of a bridge and at exits.

A whitesmith is a person who works with "white" or light-colored metals such as tin and pewter. While blacksmiths work mostly with hot metal, whitesmiths do the majority of their work on cold metal (although they might use a forge to shape their raw materials).
The term is also applied to metalworkers who do only finishing work - such as filing or polishing - on iron and other "black" metals.
Ironworker manufactured both for industry and the home, advertising furnaces, bleaching pans, dyers and brewers' pots and kettles, casting for mill-work and machinery, waterwheels and engines, pumps, gas and water pipes, kitchen ranges, stove grates, patent mangles, railings, bookcases and garden rollers - in short almost anything that could be made of iron.

Victualler, coach and horse, is Chiefly British an innkeeper.

Hosiery is knitted coverings for the legs and feet. Also referred to as legwear, hosiery describes garments worn directly on the feet and legs. The term originated as the collective term for products of which a maker or seller is termed a hosier; and those products are also known generically as hose. The term is also used for all types of knitted fabric, and it's thickness and weight is defined in terms of denier or opacity.

Annuitant is a person who receives the benefits of an annuity or pension.

proprietor is an owner of a business establishment.

Most inhabitants were either agricultural servants and farm laborers or ages earning a tenuous living from this craft. One was informant. Five were framework knitters. Of the other textile workers, one was a 'cheviner' or stocking embroiderer, three were cotton spinners in three separate households, and of file adult children were 'silk winders'. Two were employed in the pottery industry as china burnishers and there was a warehouseman and a gardener.

Many of the tradesmen and shopkeepers in the country areas had to fulfill more than one role to make ends meet. Grocers were also ironmongers or druggists (chemists) or corn dealers. The joiners might be also masons.

A draper was a man or woman who sold cloth. This was important at a time when a great many people made or repaired their own clothes.

Maltster is one of those trades which are not so familiar to us today. He treated barley with malt in his malthouse. The finished product was then used to brew beer.

A joiner differs from a carpenter in that he cuts and fits joints in wood that do not use nails, usually in a workshop environment since the formation of the various joints generally require non-portable machinery. A carpenter would normally work on site.


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