from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who fishes for oysters with a dredge.
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Ike Rogers and his youngsters are succeeding in taming their dredgeman too.
And here in this assemblage of womanless brutes, we have managed to carve a niche for ourselves, thanks to an avaricious jockey and an ambitious dredgeman who combines Methodism with rum, tobacco and laziness.
We have been lucky enough to encounter an ambitious dredgeman and the Thames is full of bum boats.
At first Ike Rogers and his team did not fare happily, but after a few conferences with Richard and his men they quickened their dredging and came to the same kind of arrangement with their dredgeman, a Kentishman from Gravesend.