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Luddite   Listen
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Luddite  n.  One of a number of riotous persons in England, who for six years (1811-17) tried to prevent the use of labor-saving machinery by breaking it, burning factories, etc.; so called from Ned Lud, a half-witted man who some years previously had broken stocking frames.






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Words linked to "Luddite" :   antagonist, workingman, resister, opponent



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