from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who lives in a shanty; hence, a. backwoodsman; a lumberer.
  • n. The sailor on board ship who leads the shanty to which the sailors work in heaving at the capstan, hoisting sail, etc.


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  • Reid was able to indulge in sundry luxuries of life, that naturally belonged to a more advanced stage of civilization than is assumed in the hut of the ordinary shanty-man or wood-cutter.

    Honor Edgeworth Ottawa's Present Tense

  • One of these noble woodsmen guided me next day to the post; when, as a small mark of gratitude for his generous kindness, I presented him and his companions with what is always acceptable to a shanty-man, a liberal allowance of the "crathur," to enjoy themselves withal.

    Notes of a Twenty-Five Years' Service in the Hudson's Bay Territory Volume I.

  • If the shanty-man be a widower or a bachelor, or even if he be a married man laboring under the belief that his wife and he are not true affinities, and that there is more war in the house than is good for the peace of the household, he looks about for a housekeeper.

    Four Months in a Sneak-Box

  • Mast "and Clark Russell's galley yarns churning in my mind, it was sweeter far than ever siren voiced to lure her victims to their death, and rough and tarry as was the shanty-man, Caruso had never seemed to me such a glorious figure.

    Mystic Isles of the South Seas.


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