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Oastler

noun
  1. Richard. 1789–1861, British social reformer; he campaigned against child labour and helped achieve the ten-hour day (1847)
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  • Oastler said he would not present fiction to them, but tell them what he himself had seen.

    Adventures and Recollections

    Bill o'th' Hoylus End

  • The matter was brought to a trial at Bingley, Oastler backing the father.

    Adventures and Recollections

    Bill o'th' Hoylus End

  • The champions of that great movement were Fielding, Ferrand, and Oastler.

    Adventures and Recollections

    Bill o'th' Hoylus End

  • Oastler took up the case of the children, twelve of whom with crooked legs he had exhibited in the House of Commons.

    Adventures and Recollections

    Bill o'th' Hoylus End

  • Mr Oastler said he could bring hundreds of instances of this kind, with this difference, that they worked 15 instead of 18 hours.

    Adventures and Recollections

    Bill o'th' Hoylus End