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 for Surveyor general
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Surveyor \Sur*vey"or\, n.
     1. One placed to superintend others; an overseer; an
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              Were 't not madness then,
              To make the fox surveyor of the fold? --Shak.
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     2. One who views and examines for the purpose of ascertaining
        the condition, quantity, or quality of anything; as, a
        surveyor of highways, ordnance, etc.
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     3. One who surveys or measures land; one who practices the
        art of surveying.
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     4. (Customs)
        (a) An officer who ascertains the contents of casks, and
            the quantity of liquors subject to duty; a gauger.
        (b) In the United States, an officer whose duties include
            the various measures to be taken for ascertaining the
            quantity, condition, and value of merchandise brought
            into a port. --Abbot.
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     Surveyor general.
        (a) A principal surveyor; as, the surveyor general of the
            king's manors, or of woods and parks. [Eng.]
        (b) An officer having charge of the survey of the public
            lands of a land district. [U.S.] --Davies & Peck
            (Math. Dict.).
     Surveyor's compass. See Circumferentor.
     Surveyor's level. See under Level.
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