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  • n. One who rummages.
  • n. A worker in charge of stowing cargo on a ship.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who rummages.
  • n. A person on shipboard whose business was to take charge of stowing the cargo; -- formerly written roomager, and romager.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who arranges or stows the cargo on a ship.
  • n. One who searches.


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  • A book rummager and a great reader, with a nature continually in revolt against everything, a seeker of truth and a despiser of popular prejudices, he had a clear and paradoxical manner of expressing his opinions which closed the mouths of self-satisfied fools and of those that were discontented without knowing why.

    Complete Original Short Stories of Guy De Maupassant

  • Let this serve you as a lesson, you dealer in second-hand secrets, merchant of mysteries, rummager of the shadows, wretch!

    Les Miserables, Volume V, Jean Valjean

  • If you're a keen recycler and store - cupboard rummager, as I am, then pimping your cheese on toast with leftovers or stuff you might have lying around anyway is a ¬≠pastime in itself.

    Life and style |

  • A desk-rummager's week's worth of odd lots, and even odder lots, from the housing marketplace: - News


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