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  • n. Plural form of sewerman.


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  • Members of the military, cops, firemen, sewermen, cablemen, nurses, burger-flippers and any other service workers should be given the same respect anyone else deserves.

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  • The great boots of the sewermen never ventured further than certain well-known points.

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  • Three squads of agents and sewermen explored the subterranean drain of Paris, the first on the right bank, the second on the left bank, the third in the city.

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  • The occupation of sewermen was formerly almost as perilous, and almost as repugnant to the people, as the occupation of knacker, which was so long held in horror and handed over to the executioner.

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  • Everywhere, the mire, which the sewermen came to handle with intrepidity, abounded in precious objects, jewels of gold and silver, precious stones, coins.

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  • The offer of equal rewards for an hour's work at painting, at amputating in a hospital, and at cleaning sewers must be very attractive to sewermen.

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  • One would not readily associate the party of top-booted sewermen who descend nightly to the subterranean passages of London with the stout viceconsul at Durazzo.

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  • The revolution of 1848 called from the mud the sewermen.

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  • It also frequently happened, that the interior ravages were not revealed by any external scar, and in that case, woe to the sewermen.

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  • One fact is to be noticed, that before reaching the exit grating, this convict, who had come a long distance in the sewer, must, necessarily, have encountered a frightful quagmire where it seems as though he might have left the body, but the sewermen would have found the assassinated man the very next day, while at work on the quagmire, and that did not suit the assassin's plans.

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