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  • noun Plural form of raftsman.

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Examples

  • He could wrestle any man at the railings in his day, an 'he was bully of the raftsmen of the Susquehanna when he was only a youngster.

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  • Thus when Elek chose to recreate the traumatic period in Memories of a River (in which fourteen Jewish small businessmen and peddlers, together with seven river raftsmen of mixed nationalities, are unjustly charged with conspiracy and the ritual murder of a Christian servant girl), the film set off a national debate.

    Filmmakers, Independent European.

  • River raftsmen were noted for their fiddling and prancing.

    THE AMERICAN WEST

  • The forward movement of the words down the page is not always headlong onslaught, it is more like the movement of the whitewater raftsmen John McPhee describes in his essay “Reading the River”:

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  • The forward movement of the words down the page is not always headlong onslaught, it is more like the movement of the whitewater raftsmen John McPhee describes in his essay “Reading the River”:

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  • It offered a continuing vaudeville of floating humanity: the solitary canoeists—trappers, Indians—gliding past the town on the tide; the raftsmen and flatboatmen and the keelboatmen.

    Mark Twain

  • It offered a continuing vaudeville of floating humanity: the solitary canoeists—trappers, Indians—gliding past the town on the tide; the raftsmen and flatboatmen and the keelboatmen.

    Mark Twain

  • Now and again, hurled over the headlong current of the stream that runs through the town, great lengths of timber, loosely strung together in interminable series — with the booted raftsmen, pole in hand, poised watchful at either end — shot swift and serpent-like past the houses on their course to the distant Rhine.

    Armadale

  • They knew well enough that the raftsmen were all down at the village laying in stores or having a spree, but still that was no excuse for their conducting this thing in an unpiratical way.

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

  • Of course there was a booming current; and of course that boat started her engines again ten seconds after she stopped them, for they never cared much for raftsmen; so now she was churning along up the river, out of sight in the thick weather, though I could hear her.

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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