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- n. Agent noun of ditch; one who ditches (usually in the sense of a digger of ditches, or one who habitually abandons).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who digs ditches.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which digs ditches.
- n. A ditch-machine.
- n. In lawnbowls, a ball which runs off the field of play into the surrounding gutter or ditch.
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Suffenus, O no ditcher e'er appeared more rude,
Him her first lap, her his fast pal, for ditcher for plower, till deltas twoport.
He may have gained the world and lost himself; and with all his wealth around him, in a great house and spacious and beautiful demesne, he may live as blank a life as any tattered ditcher.
It wasn't their fault our rescue mission had been such a total ditcher.
‘No, Silverbridge; — I said no such thing; but that if he were a hedger and ditcher the bread and cheese would be as good.’
‘It was because for the time you had been a hedger and ditcher.’
The hedger and ditcher must make his hedge clean and clean his ditch even though he be tormented by rheumatism.
The orderly stayed with me, as if he took as much care of this dead man as any screaming ditcher with a sickle through his leg.
One can imagine an ideal servent who serves out of pure love for his master, just as one can an ideal rustic who remains a ditcher from a love of nature, or an ideal fricatrice who spreads her legs a dozen times a night from a love of copulation.
There was a little old man who dug ditches, and Comparing him with what a CTC tractor with ditcher can do, we compute that in 10 days it dug more than he did in his lifetime.
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