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slave driver

an overseer of slaves.
a hard taskmaster:
His boss was a slave driver.
Origin of slave driver
An Americanism dating back to 1800-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Kind of made me feel as if I was a slave driver crackin' the whip.

  • Did you suppose I was such a monster, such a reactionary, such a slave driver?

    Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • How then can he, how dare he, by his vote, chain them and deliver them over to the slave driver?

    The Slavery Question John Lawrence
  • After killing an Egyptian slave driver there was nothing for Moses to do but to flee.

    A Brief Bible History James Oscar Boyd
  • But the Queen was alarmed at the threat and the slave driver, fearing the conqueror of Regos, tremblingly gave up the keys.

    Rinkitink in Oz L. Frank Baum
  • Then he commanded the slave driver to go and get all the children who had been made slaves, and to bring them to their mothers.

    Rinkitink in Oz L. Frank Baum
  • My father gave me an education to be a slave driver over the common people.

    Frank Merriwell's Son Burt L. Standish
  • They found that Mr. Cuddle was a regular “slave driver,” as Dale called him.

    The Putnam Hall Rebellion Arthur M. Winfield
  • It is at best but a gloomy transfer from the mercies of a slave driver, to the justice of a military magistrate.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus American Anti-Slavery Society

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