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  • noun Plural form of freighter.


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  • Some of them are quite well-to-do, owning horses and wagons bought and paid for by themselves, and following the occupation of "freighters," hauling all the supplies for the agencies from the railroads, and receiving the same rates of payment for the work as the white men engaged in the same business.

    Life at an Indian Agency

  • Miners discussed it around their camp-fires, and "freighters" on their long slow journeys over the mountain trails argued _pro_ and

    History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III)

  • Any threat to our freighters is a threat to our entire planet. "

    Time's Enemy

  • The lofty and thickly-wooded hills; the vales carpeted with flowers and overhung by giant trees; the camps of the "freighters" who transport goods over the rough roads along or near the banks; the rustic mill built of logs, and insecurely set beside some treacherous hill-side stream; the rude cabin beneath the shade of a huge rock; and the types of "countryman," inquisitive and suspicious -- all are strangely interesting, and amply repay the traveler for the fatigues of the journey.

    The Great South; A Record of Journeys in Louisiana, Texas, the Indian Territory, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland

  • We currently operate 104 passenger jets and 27 freighter planes in our fleet and have 46 passenger jets and 12 freighters on order to be delivered by 2016.

    Korean Air Flies Further For Growth

  • "We had periods, such as 2003, when just eight vessels came in all year," said Gary Nelson, executive director of the port, which is averaging six dockings a month by ocean-plying freighters this year.

    Old Port Profits With New Exports

  • At the southern tip of the Suez Canal, at Port Tawfiq, the waterway opens up and freighters toting thousands of red, blue, and gray containers speed south toward the Red Sea, past crumbling apartment blocks on one shore and a long stretch of dunes on the other.


  • To cope with the downturn, Cathay has previously announced plans to park freighters, offer unpaid leave to employees and suspend construction on a cargo terminal to cut costs.

    Cathay Pacific posts record $1.1 billion loss for 2008

  • Boeing's catch included 80 single-aisle 737s, 27 wide-body, long-range 777s and 19 747-8 Intercontinental jumbo jets and freighters.

    Airbus Caps Week With Record Order

  • In the cargo business, we need to explore new markets in Latin America, Central Asia and Scandinavia, while replacing old freighters with new, fuel-efficient ones.

    Korean Air Flies Further For Growth


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