- n. Plural form of waterman.
“Fishermen in the Chesapeake Bay are called watermen because they harvest whatever they can instead of a single species.”
“Even before the official word came down, however, both event surfers and local "watermen" were kicking and paddling their way into the surf, and zipping down wave faces about 1,000 feet from shore.”
“In 1865 it was rowed by a team of eight 'watermen', ferrying passengers around the River Derwent, taking families on picnics and ferrying dignitaries on Regatta Day.”
“• A 1593 Petition from the union of Thames 'watermen' bewailing the loss of business when playhouses on the Southbank were closed due to plague”
“Sprung from a little knot of (we wish we could say "_jolly young_," though truth compels us to proclaim) far from jolly, and decidedly old, "watermen," the _above-bridge navy_, whose shattered and unfrequented wherries were always "in want of a fare," may now boast of covering the bosom of the Thames with its fleet of steamers; thus, as it were, bringing the substantial piers of London Bridge within a stone's throw -- if we may be allowed to pitch it so remarkably strong -- of the once remote regions of the”
“watermen," if you prefer it, but not unfrequently they ship for a long voyage; and many vessels in the African trade are accustomed, when short of hands, to make up their crew from among these Kroomen.”
“watermen" were kicking and paddling their way into the surf, and zipping down wave faces about 1,000 feet from shore.”
“The watermen of the Mississippi delta will tell you that if you wish to gauge the magnitude of a vessel that has passed by, all you have to do is measure the size of the waves the vessel has left in its wake.”
“We came foaming down abreast of the skiff, so close that we could hear above the wind the voices of Big Alec and his mate as they shouted at us with all the scorn that professional watermen feel for amateurs, especially when amateurs are making fools of themselves.”
“There's the watermen in Louisiana he met, about whom he has pounded, pounded, pounded federal agencies to help.”
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