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  • n. Plural form of flyman.


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  • "flymen" the cues to lower and raise the scenery as required, upon receiving signals by "buzzer" or "light-flashes" from the stage.

    The Art of Stage Dancing The Story of a Beautiful and Profitable Profession

  • Eighty men and women—leading actors, supporting players, spear carriers and sailors, stagehands, flymen, carpenters and firemen, seamstresses and wardrobe assistants—moved at once, in an assortment of directions, like ants purposefully, preordinately going about their business.

    Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man’s Smile

  • Instead of having any quiet after the retreat of the ladies, the house was kept in a rattle, and the glasses jingled on the table as the flymen and coachmen plied the knocker, and the soiree came in.

    A Little Dinner at Timmins’s

  • We asked how many were on the tech roster electricians, stage carpenters, flymen, riggers, stage managers, etc. and he said his own wardrobe operation is so big, demanding and specialized that he really has no idea and hardly has a chance to meet the others.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • The persons like myself, the flymen, we were accustomed to taking off at certain times and turning around and keep on going.

    CNN Transcript Jul 1, 2003

  • Also we are humans, you are flymen, for we are all the same.


  • Brave flymen had travelled back to that other world and stolen children.


  • She resembled nothing so much as one of the bated flymen.


  • When they saw the humans waking, the flymen grabbed up the two captive children.


  • Several flymen began to look aggressive, so that Haris nudged Lily-yo and muttered, 'Let us do what he asks.



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