- v. present participle of shanghai.
“The BBC recently did an investigative story on how the Thai fishing fleet saves money by shanghaiing Burmese refugees and using them as slave labor aboard their boats.”
“We have slave catchers coming in from Long Island into New York City as cops, and shanghaiing African-Americans into the criminal justice system, into the prison system.”
“Finally, in 1861, a Philadelphia shipper obtained a crew by getting the potential recruits drunk and virtually shanghaiing them aboard the sailing ship.”
“Wait till I get on shore ... this little shanghaiing party of the captain's will cost him a lot of hard money," he said, in a low voice, to me, -- standing idly by, his hands in his pockets, while I was bending over the brass on the bridge railing, polishing away.”
“And shanghaiing, to use a modern term, was not unknown.”
“No more shanghaiing hair pants for me, no more!" thickly replied”
“The cheerful industry of shanghaiing was reduced to a science.”
“Tom Mowbray had proved his power by shanghaiing him aboard the Etna!”
“It covers 20 historic sites including a 19th century shanghaiing den and the oldest Asian temple in North America.”
“This is a city that was named by a coin toss, whose sea captains beefed up their crews by shanghaiing sailors, and that attracted tourists with a "monstrosity of art.”
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