What is this word (job or career?)

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What is this word (job or career?)

Postby gaeber » 14 Oct 2015, 13:48

After the asterisk. Would you also spell it for me? Thanks!

Camottiore translates to singlets - huh?
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Postby liviomoreno » 14 Oct 2015, 15:21

Carrettiere

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Re: What is this word (job or career?)

Postby sandyman720 » 14 Oct 2015, 15:49

Looks like that is a Teamster or a Cart driver

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Re: What is this word (job or career?)

Postby gaeber » 14 Oct 2015, 17:08

Thanks very much!

You would not believe what came up when I googled "singlet" lol!

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Re: What is this word (job or career?)

Postby erudita74 » 14 Oct 2015, 22:17

I don't where your record is from, but here's some info about this occupation which may interest you:
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In Sicily, the craft of making the cart was passed down from generation to generation and may even be said to have been a competitive occupation. The carts were elaborately decorated and had scenes from Sicilian history, folklore, mythology, religious figures, battles, etc. They were also different shapes, and painted in different colors, depending on the province in Sicily. Over rough terrains they were pulled by donkeys, mules, oxen. In the cities, they were pulled by horses. They were initially used to transport goods such as crops, produce, and even wine barrels. Once roads became more viable, they were even used to transport families on weekends. In 1908, after the earthquake in Messina, they even carried some 80,000 victims to their graves. Today, in Sicily, they are mainly seen in parades, at public festivals, at fashion shows, weddings, other ceremonies, or in museums.

Also here's a book which you may find of interest:
http://www.amazon.com/History-Road-Pain ... ilian+cart

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Re: What is this word (job or career?)

Postby gaeber » 14 Oct 2015, 22:56

How very interesting! Puts a romantic twist on "cart maker."

Thank you very much for the link.


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