from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A man who navigates a hoy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun One who navigates a hoy.
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- noun One who navigates a
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It was an action on the case (tort), against a common hoyman.
As was said at a much later date, "everything is a negligence in a carrier or hoyman that the law does not excuse."
According to Hobart's report, it was alleged that the defendant was a common hoyman, to carry goods by water, for hire, &c., that by the custom of England such carriers ought to keep the goods,
Up went the sea-weed, the hamper, and Mr. Jorrocks; and before the hoyman awoke out of a nap, into which he had composed himself on resigning the rudder to his lad, our worthy citizen was steaming away a mile before his vessel, bilking him of his fare.