What does this say?

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  1. Sis

    Sis Rootles out resources!

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    This is the occupation given for an ancestor in the 1861 census, to me it looks like 'Nailer out of place'. Nailer I think would be a person who made iron nails, but does anyone know what they might mean by the 'out of place' part please? Or may be I'm reading Nailer wrong.
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Maybe it means, nailer, works from this place, home!

    Just looked it up...a nailer was usually a domestic occupation, working from a workshop attached to the home or close by.
     
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    Huncamunca The Knowledgeable One

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    A 'place' in the context of work is a job, so 'out of place' is a way of saying unemployed.
     
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    Thanks. I did look up nailer, but it was the out of place bit I wasn't sure about.
     
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    Thanks, that makes sense.
     
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