Before the end of the century, however, they had become municipal officers, gradually displacing
the former consuls from the chief position.
On the other hand, Bartley Hodge was naturally careless, and he had a persistent way of displacing
things that annoyed Frank, although the latter said little about it at first.
A machine is invented which will enable one man to make as many boots as four men made formerly, displacing
the labour of three men.