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- n. A bricklayer's or mason's laborer who carries bricks, mortar, cement and the like in a hod.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A man who carries a hod; a mason's tender.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A man who carries a hod; a hod-carrier.
- n. A young scholar admitted from Westminster School to be student in Christ-church College in Oxford.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a laborer who carries supplies to masons or bricklayers
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And his dress, in her opinion, was enough to frighten a hodman, of a scavenger of the roads, instead of the decent suit of kersey, or of Sabbath doeskins, such as had won the respect and reverence of his fellow-townsmen.
Monk Grange, the hamlet to which it geographically belonged -- a place as bleak and bare as itself, and which seemed to have been flung against the fell-foot as if a brick-layer's hodman had pitched the hovels at haphazard anyhow -- was two good miles away, and the market-town, to be got at only by crossing a dangerous moor, was nine miles off -- as far as Sherrington from North Aston.
Hugh Miller, when working as a stone-mason near Edinburgh, was served by a hodman, who was one of the numerous claimants for the earldom of Crauford -- all that was wanted to establish his claim being a missing marriage certificate; and while the work was going on, the cry resounded from the walls many times in the day, of "John, Yearl Crauford, bring us another hod o 'lime."
They walk circumspectly, lest a baker, sweep, or hodman, stumbling against the coat, may deprive its wearer of what to him represents so much ready money.
During a dust-storm everybody has the appearance of a toiling hodman.
Fancy a one-armed and legless hodman ascending the under side of a ladder to the roof, and reflect on the conveniences of gymnastic habits.
It was my good fortune to have helped as a hodman in the study of these creatures, with a view to a Text-book we were to have written conjointly, and as I realise what he was intending to make out of the dry facts, I am filled with grief at the thought of what we must have lost.
Your man _did_ come here -- drunk as Davy's sow on a frosty night -- came a-purpose to mock me -- stuck his head out of the door an 'called me a crucified hodman.
Your man DID come here -- drunk as Davy's sow on a frosty night -- came a-purpose to mock me -- stuck his head out of the door an 'called me a crucified hodman.
The hodman met the full storm of Constance's wrath.
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