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  • n. Plural form of drogher.

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Examples

  • A number of vessels, chiefly English and American, were moored in the river, engaged in taking in or discharging cargoes; and sundry small schooners, called "droghers," manned by blacks, nearly naked, were sailing up or down the river, laden with produce.

    Jack in the Forecastle or, Incidents in the Early Life of Hawser Martingale

  • A marvelously kinetic statue from 1990 commemorates the work of the droghers, or hide slingers, who sailed the hides from the cliffs to the beach.

    Richard Henry Dana

  • In addition to hearing them in West Indian seaports, aboard Yankee sailing ships and sugar droghers, I also heard them sung constantly on shore in Antigua under rather curious conditions.

    The Shanty Book, Part I, Sailor Shanties

  • "Those droghers will go anywhere on a chance of salvage," George explained.

    Actions and Reactions

  • I was particularly pleased and tickled, with a multitude of little salt-droghers, rigged like sloops, and not much bigger than a pilot - boat, but with broad bows painted black, and carrying red sails, which looked as if they had been pickled and stained in a tan-yard.

    Redburn. His First Voyage

  • "California fashion" to carry two on the head at a time; and as he insisted upon it, and we did not wish to be outdone by other vessels, we carried two for the first few months; but after falling in with a few other "hide-droghers," and finding that they carried only one at a time we "knocked off" the extra one, and thus made our duty somewhat easier.

    Two Years Before the Mast

  • "You'll have the droghers alongside to-morrow morning, and you'll not be long in hoisting the casks on board, Captain Massey," continued Mr

    The Missing Ship The Log of the "Ouzel" Galley

  • Studded with plantations, each of which resembles a little village planned by some skilful landscape gardener; with crystal streams dashing down the mountain sides; with dense forests covering the high lands and mountain summits; with bays and indentations along the coast, each with a thriving village at the extremity, defended by fortifications; with ships at anchor in the roadsteads, and droghers coasting along the shores; with an atmosphere richly laden with sweets, and all the interesting associations connected with a tropical climate; these islands furnish an array of attractions which are hardly surpassed in the

    Jack in the Forecastle or, Incidents in the Early Life of Hawser Martingale

  • The captain made it harder for us, by telling us that it was “California fashion” to carry two on the head at a time; and as he insisted upon it, and we did not wish to be outdone by other vessels, we carried two for the first few months; but after falling in with a few other “hide-droghers, ” and finding that they carried only one at a time we “knocked off” the extra one, and thus made our duty somewhat easier.

    Chapter XIV. Santa Barbara-Hide-Droghing-Harbor Duties-Discontent-San Pedro

  • The captain made it harder for us, by telling us that it was "California fashion" to carry two on the head at a time; and as he insisted upon it, and we did not wish to be outdone by other vessels, we carried two for the first few months; but after falling in with a few other "hide-droghers," and finding that they carried only one at a time we "knocked off" the extra one, and thus made our duty somewhat easier.

    Two years before the mast, and twenty-four years after: a personal narrative

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