founder englannista suomeksi
Someone for whose parents one has no data.
1957, H.R. Schubert, ''History of the British Iron and Steel Industry'', p. 161.
- The term 'founder' was applied in the British iron industry long afterwards to the ironworker in charge of the blast furnace and the smelting operation.
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1744, William Smith, ''A New Voyage to Guinea'', page 167, quoted in ''The Diligent: A Voyage Through the Worlds Of The Slave Trade'', Robert Harms, 2008
- "I was amazed when we came among the breakers (which to me seemed large enough to founder our ship), to see with what wondrous dexterity they carried us through them, and ran their canoes on the top of one of those rolling waves (..)"
1932, (w), "From haunts of Proserpine" (Review of ''Green River: A Poem for Rafinesque'', James Whaler
- But still more disastrous was the storm which foundered his ship in Long Island Sound, swallowing within call of shore his fifty boxes of scientific equipment, his books, manuscripts and funds, the results of years of devoted labor.
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