from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Occurring, living, or working along a seacoast.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, relating to, occurring at, or living along a seacoast
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Belonging to the seashore or a seaport; along and on the shore.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Existing or employed along the shore or coast: as, the longshore fisheries; a longshore boatman.
- n. A longshoreman.
It's a trick they've played on us because we're what they call longshore folk.
Storms create waves that hit beaches at an angle in what is known as a longshore current, or drift.
In the day they were resting 'longshore' fashion, unless, of course, their keen sailor sight saw anywhere -- even on the distant horizon -- a chance of a 'hovel.'
This may not appear as exact as Sappho's lines, but I had in mind the 'longshore' or 'dory' fisherman, who returns at nightfall.
And that is where, when collecting shanties from the 'longshore' mariner of to-day, I find him, if he is uneducated, so tiresome.
Several of them are not sailors at all, but "longshore" men; one or two mere "land-lubbers," who never laid hand upon a ship's rope before clutching those of the _Condor_.
Many of the demonstrations at ports on the west coast will be repeated from 4pm PDT 7pm ET onwards, in a bid to prevent longshore workers from entering for night shifts and continue the port shut downs.5.58pm ET, 2.58pm PDT: This video, uploaded to ustream by Korgasm apparently shows Occupy Houston protesters being covered by a tent by police.
• On the west coast many protesters are preparing to picket ports again this evening, to prevent longshore workers from beginning night shifts.
With pickets in place, local ILWU arbitrators are then expected to rule that longshore workers should not cross the lines for safety reasons, closing the ports.
Rumours were rife this morning that Occupy Oakland's general strike had scored an early victory by encouraging longshore workers to shut down the Port of Oakland.
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