Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of bargeman.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • "bargemen" of the borough seem to have already existed before the

    Stray Studies from England and Italy

  • "Yvon's Paris" offers dozens of glorious photographs, many filling two pages -- flat paper magically alive with moments stolen from time: flower sellers, bargemen, weary blinkered horses, a boating party in the Bois de Boulogne.

    Graham Robb's "Parisians" and Yvon's Paris, photos of Pierre Yves Petit

  • Astrology, Geography, and much else I forget, often leavened by profanity of bargemen at the dock.

    no-yes : Stephen Burt : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • The movie was so poor an adaptation of Master and Commander as to be unrecognizable where Jack Aubrey is explaining the difference in flavor of the ‘bargemen’ – maggots that live in the ships biscuits and become more prevalent as the cruise lengthens – how some are oddly cold tasting, but harmess!

    Nutrition and health in agriculturalists and hunter-gatherers | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • Mudfog derives an agreeable scent of pitch, tar, coals, and rope – yarn, a roving population in oilskin hats, a pretty steady influx of drunken bargemen, and a great many other maritime advantages.

    Sketches by Boz

  • He composed this book with a view of relieving his own melancholy, but increased it to such a degree, that nothing could make him laugh, but going to the bridge-foot and hearing the ribaldry of the bargemen, which rarely failed to throw him into a violent fit of laughter.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • He watched with little interest as the bargemen on the Canal du Midi lashed their p-niches to double moorings, or even to the bases of the lime trees that lined the bank.

    Sepulchre

  • (He had been one of the hardest livers and hardest readers of his time at Oxbridge, where the name of Stunning Warrington was yet famous for beating bargemen, pulling matches, winning prizes, and drinking milk-punch.)

    The History of Pendennis

  • Its bed and estuary scoured and sunken, was now a canal of sea water and a race of grimy bargemen brought the heavy materials of trade from the Pool thereby beneath the very feet of the workers.

    When the Sleeper Wakes

  • From time to time he uttered soft regular sounds; he was wailing a dirge, that is, swaying backwards and forwards with his eyes shut, and shaking his head as drivers or bargemen do when they chant their melancholy songs.

    Mumu

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.