from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sewerman.


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  • The following is a shipping paper signed by a shoreman for Sweetman's and likely provides a rough equivalent in terms of wording:

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  • It is this which puzzles the long - shoreman about the clerk, the Londoner about the bushman.

    Main Street

  • They reached the other shore, bumping squarely against the floating dock, and the shoreman lashed the upstream comer of the raft to the wharf.

    Alvin Journeyman

  • He was a long - shoreman, and a tough one, but I did him up in seventeen minutes.

    Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi

  • It is this which puzzles the long-shoreman about the clerk, the

    Main Street

  • For it ain't a pleasure vige, _that_ a shoreman could see; and you ain't come across the

    The Iron Pirate A Plain Tale of Strange Happenings on the Sea

  • When Elizabeth-Jane was about twelve years old the three returned to England, and settled at Falmouth, where Newson made a living for a few years as boatman and general handy shoreman.

    The Mayor of Casterbridge

  • The only possible objection to this cabin, in the mind of a shoreman, would have been its lack of height.

    The Yacht Club or The Young Boat-Builder

  • Central Office man in every lounging long-shoreman, and were not so far wrong either -- they halted at the street end of one of the smaller piers and from there watched a grimy little foreign boat that carried no wireless masts and that might have taken them to any one of half a dozen obscure banana ports of South America -- watched her while she hiccoughed out into midstream and straightened down the river for the open bay -- watched her out of sight and then fled again to their newest hiding place in the lower East Side in a cold sweat, with the feeling that every casual eye glance from every chance passer-by carried suspicion and recognition in its flash, that every briskening footstep on the pavement behind them meant pursuit.

    The Escape of Mr. Trimm His Plight and other Plights


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