Usage examples for contractor

  1. Almost before they had finished discussing her, however, she had found a husband, in the shape of the wealthy foreign contractor, Mayer, who wanted a wife from a good Roman house, and cared not at all for money. – Saracinesca by F. Marion Crawford
  2. This is generally true, but in Ireland the tenant who is thus treated as though he had been an unfettered party to the original agreement, has not the shadow of the character of a voluntary contractor. – The New Irish Constitution by J. H. Morgan
  3. But do the gold and silver reach those whom the contractor employs? – Select Speeches of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster
  4. Shortly after, a daring young contractor put up a gray stone house with slim black veranda posts, and no one raised a protest. – 'Lizbeth of the Dale by Marian Keith
  5. His money received from the contractor for over- work, he used to buy law- books. – The Mystery of Metropolisville by Edward Eggleston
  6. This ground floor was entirely occupied by Monsieur le Baron Hulot d'Ervy, Commissary General under the Republic, retired army contractor, and at the present time at the head of one of the most important departments of the War Office, Councillor of State, officer of the Legion of Honor, and so forth. – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac
  7. That will give me another million profit as contractor. – The Iron Trail by Rex Beach
  8. " Well," said the Chief Contractor, coming forward to meet them, " what have you brought me?" – The City Curious by Jean de Bosschère
  9. Babaji made an effort in this direction also, but the contractor said that unless he got his money he should take the matter into court, and refused to have anything more to do with the job. – India and the Indians by Edward F. Elwin
  10. French agents appeared and tried to bribe some of the men to go to Paris and communicate Watt's plans to the contractor who had undertaken to pump water from the Seine for the supply of Paris. – James Watt by Andrew Carnegie
  11. Weston admitted it, and the contractor fixed his eyes on him. – The Gold Trail by Harold Bindloss