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  • n. Plural form of signalman.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • It was up to him, assisted by signalmen, to know exactly where and when to brake the hoist so the bucket swung directly over the designated column.

    Colossus

  • Six Companies had failed to place a full-time safety engineer or safety director on its payroll or assign enough signalmen on the cableways to ensure safety; Williams reported a complaint from Arizona government inspectors to the effect that they had to apply “considerable pressure” to force Six Companies to assign two signalmen to a cableway after they determined that one was insufficient.

    Colossus

  • “Let it be said to the credit of the signalmen that there were but few times when the buckets were banged against the rock wall behind the loading point,” Six Companies engineer Lawrence P. Sowles observed, “while there were thousands of instances where the buckets were landed neatly and smoothly on the cars.”

    Colossus

  • The beastie started to babble about landing ropes and wind speeds, rattling off instructions faster than a dozen signalmen.

    LEVIATHAN

  • McGonagle and his signalmen: NAVCOMMUNIT NAPLES msg.

    The Attack on the Liberty

  • One of the Libertys signalmen grabbed a holiday ensignthe ships largestand hoisted the seven-by-thirteen-foot flag up the mast at 2:26 P.M.

    The Attack on the Liberty

  • The signalmen reported that Tokyo had sent a message ordering the fleet to charge ahead, “with divine assistance.”

    Sea of Thunder

  • Koitabashi and Nagaoka were in the Seventh Division, the bridge detail of quartermasters who keep the charts and the logs, signalmen, and lookouts, and they were particularly welcome at the bon.

    Sea of Thunder

  • You are no doubt very dependent on the care of your lawyer and stockbroker, of the guards and signalmen who convey you rapidly from place to place, and the policemen who walk the streets for your protection; but is there not a thought of gratitude in your heart for certain other benefactors who set you smiling when they fall in your way, or season your dinner with good company?

    Virginibus Puerisque and other papers

  • The wild and mountainous character of the peninsula offered peculiar advantages to the signalmen.

    For the term of his natural life

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