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gandy dancer

old-fashioned A worker in a railway gang who lays and maintains railroad tracks. My granddaddy worked as a gandy dancer building the first stretch of railroads across the state.
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Patrick Gandy, organiser of the event, said despite a few setbacks, the group hope to raise as much money for charity as possible.
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In 1973, Gandy and his then business partner, Tony Relph, created Rega, an Essex company that has become respected by audiophiles around the world thanks to the high-quality sound reproduction its products achieve.
Neil Gandy, 22, of East Millwood Road, Speke, received a seven-month suspended sentence.
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Gandy is credited for causing a seismic shift in the male fashion industry from the skinny to more masculine and there's no question he raised the bar in the six-pack stakes.
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