from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port.
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- n. a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port
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In his various previous enterprises against Boskonia he had been a gentleman of leisure, a dock-walloper, a meteor-miner, and many other things.
He could not spare much of his mind just then, but it did not take much of it to play his part as a dock-walloper.
"What the blinding blue hell's coming off here?" demanded the dock-walloper, furiously.
"But I ain't got no Lens!" the dock-walloper stormed, in exasperation.
The other man's anger was sternly suppressed, but he looked at the dock-walloper with no friendship in his eyes.
Well, among other things, I've been a dock-walloper, a beach-comber by force of circumstance, not above settling arguments with fists, or boots, or staves.
The sneaking dock-walloper, I'll take the starch out of him when we land!
No longer the transport company dock-walloper he started out as after high school, he now runs Trailcon Leasing in Mississauga and is more likely idling along on his way to a cruise event.
A beach-comber, a dock-walloper, if there ever was one. "
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