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  • n. Plural form of busman.


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  • The first results showed a striking difference in busmen: sedentary drivers were more than twice as likely to die of a heart attack as the conductors who went up and down 500 steps a day.

    Julia Moulden: Work After 50? How About 100?

  • No passengers, no train engineers, no busmen, not even any station attendants.


  • When did busmen first take holidays in such a way, and how did it enter popular culture?

    Cool Tools at the Fair

  • Ten of the PE busmen, whose 1961 strike became 'subversive' in 1964, were also among the victims of Apartheid justice.


  • 'The' busmen and policemen always know, 'said True cheerfully.

    'Me and Nobbles'

  • He took a seat in the front of the 'bus, just behind the driver, for he had often heard stories of the witty sayings of London' busmen and he was anxious to hear a 'bus-driver's wit being uttered.

    The Foolish Lovers

  • He marched down the street, his shoulders swinging rhythmically to the weight of the burden he carried -- his black leather handbag and the shiny tan sample case, battle-scarred, both, from many encounters with ruthless porters and busmen and bellboys.

    One Basket

  • Yet, with familiar inconsistency, he constantly rebukes the 'busmen for racing, especially on the route from Putney to St. Paul's.

    Mr. Punch`s history of modern England, Volume I -- 1841-1857

  • Eager 'busmen struggled for the hand-baggage of strangers, men with "Student Transfer" on their caps clamored for trunk-checks.

    Stanford Stories Tales of a Young University

  • Not that he could tell they were silent except by their set lips, for the noise of wheels and horses on so many hundreds of miles of streets, and the cries of busmen and vendors of evening papers, made such a hubbub that he felt before long in a maze.

    The Lunatic at Large


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