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seniority

Vox populi The length of time spent in a department, company or other organization, which usually forms the basis for ↑ privileges, salary, responsibility
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Just as some dismal fooleries of this nature had made my heart quake there came a tremendous shriek, careering along the valley as if a thousand devils had burst their lungs to utter it, but which proved to be merely the whistle of the engine on arriving at a stopping-place.
We'll now look for a favorable stopping-place," said he.
Just then, however, there seemed to be no stopping-place that would answer their purpose.