Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the men who manage the hose of a fire-engine, and direct the stream.
“Then the hoseman came back for the rinse, and a lift of the seat to blast the winter's corrosion off the batteries.”
“At this point, the hoseman went back to hose off the next cart, while the scrubbers came in with long handled, soapy brushes to rub the winter grime, dust and mud off the carts (inside and out).”
“So the other father and I alternated being scrubber or hoseman, giving cleaning turns to the boys when they got the carts backed up in line.”
“A few moments later, he saw the lead hoseman materialize out of the smoke.”
“The leading hoseman in his hurry rams his bouquet into the fire-box, tries to screw his silver trumpet on the end of the hose, and stands on his stiff glazed hat to find out what kind of strategy is needed.”
“I'm fu'st hoseman, and it's lucky you came along and giv 'me a lift.”
“And the wretched hoseman actually threw himself on his knees upon the wet deck, and implored the forgiveness of the injured magnate of the school-room.”
“At the moment the professor sprang from the fife-rail, the hoseman was looking behind him, his attention having been called away from his work by a remark of one of the hands at the brake.”
“I didn't mean to do it, Mr. Pelham," chattered the miserable hoseman.”
“The hoseman shut off the water, and the ship's company of the St. Regis were in full possession of the prize.”
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