Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of stevedore.

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Examples

  • As for the people who did the work of the Port -- the loading and the unloading -- those whom now we call the stevedores, coalers, dockers, lightermen, and watermen, they lived in the narrow lanes and crowded courts above and about Thames Street.

    As We Are and As We May Be

  • This included dockworkers, such as stevedores, as well as fishermen and crew on a variety of shipping.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Jobs such as stevedores, coachmen, barbers, and servants, which had traditionally been left to blacks, were now being invaded by the Irish.

    The Black Experience in America

  • Season two focuses on the declining industry of Baltimore's docks, where the local workers, called 'stevedores', are seeing less and less days employment, some seeing 72 days in the year.

    Indymedia Ireland

  • I spent most of the morning in the newspaper-room of the public library, writing impossible applications for impossible posts -- I remember that among other things of the sort I offered my services to a firm of private detectives, a sinister breed of traders upon base jealousies now happily vanished from the world, and wrote apropos of an advertisement for "stevedores" that I did not know what the duties of a stevedore might be, but that I was apt and willing to learn -- and in the afternoons and evenings I wandered through the strange lights and shadows of my native valley and hated all created things.

    In the Days of the Comet

  • After retiring from their lives on the high seas, many pirates stayed on the wharves or fathered children who built ships or became stevedores, sailors, or other sorts of maritime workers.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • The piers in Red Hook aren't set up for sailboats, so the deck of the ship was too low for stevedores to safely haul the 150-pound bags of cocoa beans onto dry land.

    Cocoa Arrives, By Sail

  • On the Red Hook waterfront next to a container ship carrying 20,000 tons of Ecuadorian bananas, a group of stevedores, sailors and makers of artisanal chocolate spent Tuesday morning unloading 20 tons of cocoa beans out of a 70-foot sailing schooner.

    Cocoa Arrives, By Sail

  • Nor is their wit the deceptive banter that Israel Horovitz deployed to ferociously telling effect last year in "Sins of the Mother," a play about four unemployed New England stevedores that is as honest as "Good People" is fraudulent.

    Lindsay-Abaire's Southie Class Portrait

  • Mr. Doeringsfeld's stevedores mainly handle exports — Idaho wheat, dried peas and lentils heading west to Asia.

    Idaho Shortcut Stalls Global Trek

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