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  • n. Plural form of shopman.


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  • The audience consisted principally of men, the majority of whom were young and of an inferior class, such as shopmen and mechanics.

    Life in London or, the Pitfalls of a Great City

  • The railroad had filled every place, and it was well known that the striking shopmen not only would never get their old jobs back but were blacklisted in every railroad in the


  • They'd been carryin 'the shopmen right along an was up against it themselves.


  • If it had not been for the strike of the shopmen and the fight in her front yard, she would not have lost her baby.


  • They came compactly, as if with discipline, while behind, disorderly, yelling confusedly, stooping to pick up rocks, were seventy-five or a hundred of the striking shopmen.


  • Hard times were already in the neighborhood, where lived the families of the shopmen who had gone out on strike.


  • Once indoors, she saw that there were many piles of books and impatient shopmen and porters; because of the chaos, Alcott feared the whole place was being seized to pay off back debts.

    Louisa May Alcott

  • But they'd lost no time: already they had a mayor and corporation, and a Grand Central Hotel, and a bath-house and stores and theatres and saloons and gaming-houses and dance-halls, with clerks and barbers and harlots and shopmen and traders and drink enough to float a ship, and everyone beavering away like billy-o and doing a roaring trade.


  • There were sturdy workmen thrusting their way along, wretched, unkempt men, clothed like clerks or shopmen, struggling spasmodically; a wounded soldier my brother noticed, men dressed in the clothes of railway porters, one wretched creature in a nightshirt with a coat thrown over it.

    The War of The Worlds

  • To Clapham Junction the face of London was grimy with powder of the Black Smoke, in spite of two days of thunderstorms and rain, and at Clapham Junction the line had been wrecked again; there were hundreds of out-of-work clerks and shopmen working side by side with the customary navvies, and we were jolted over a hasty relaying.

    The War of The Worlds


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