Definitions

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  • n. A man who works in a sewer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A man who works in sewers.

Etymologies

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sewer +‎ man

Examples

  • They give many names; among others, that of the sewerman who was swallowed up in a quagmire under the man-hole of the Rue Careme – Prenant, a certain Blaise Poutrain; this Blaise

    Les Miserables

  • One hour's work of a sewerman would be worth, they say, two hours of a professor's work.

    The Conquest of Bread

  • At about the same time the sewerman in the bosom of his own family was taking loud and noisy sips from a big mug of tea.

    The Clue of the Twisted Candle

  • They give many names; among others, that of the sewerman who was swallowed up in a quagmire under the man-hole of the Rue Careme-Prenant, a certain Blaise Poutrain; this Blaise Poutrain was the brother of Nicholas Poutrain, who was the last grave-digger of the cemetery called the Charnier des Innocents, in 1785, the epoch when that cemetery expired.

    Les Miserables, Volume V, Jean Valjean

  • Every sewerman who felt the ground giving way beneath him began by flinging away his sack of tools, or his back-basket, or his hod.

    Les Miserables, Volume V, Jean Valjean

  • From time to time, a fainting sewerman was carried out.

    Les Miserables, Volume V, Jean Valjean

  • They give many names; among others, that of the sewerman who was swallowed up in a quagmire under the man-hole of the Rue Careme-Prenant, a certain Blaise Poutrain; this

    Les Misérables

  • Rob Smith, chief Thames Water sewerman and lead chorister, said: Sewer abuse is a big problem - one well worth making a song and dance about in our view.

    BBC News - Home

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