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  • noun Plural form of breakman.


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  • This dab of lurid light is the Southern substitute for all the complicated apparatus of red and green bulls-eyes, signs, signals, poles, guards, breakmen [sic], switchmen, and watchmen to be met with on a European railway.

    A Railway Station in the Southern States of America

  • The door swung open, and the red comforter and tarpaulin hat of one of the breakmen showed itself a moment.

    Queechy, Volume II


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