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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,

    Poems and Fragments

  • Him her first lap, her his fast pal, for ditcher for plower, till deltas twoport.

    Finnegans Wake

  • 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.

    Lay Morals

  • It wasn't their fault our rescue mission had been such a total ditcher.

    The Angel Experiment

  • ‘No, Silverbridge; — I said no such thing; but that if he were a hedger and ditcher the bread and cheese would be as good.’

    The Duke's Children

  • ‘It was because for the time you had been a hedger and ditcher.’

    The Duke's Children

  • The hedger and ditcher must make his hedge clean and clean his ditch even though he be tormented by rheumatism.

    The Duke's Children

  • 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.

    A Body In The Bath House

  • 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.

    The Shadow of the Torturer

  • 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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