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- n. Plural form of tidewaiter.
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There are many storied lives locked away among the tidewaiters in China.
My two companions in the temple were tidewaiters in the Customs.
"Oh, yes, it appointed postmasters and tidewaiters, maintained an army and navy, and picked quarrels with foreign countries."
The proscription extended to tidewaiters, to gaugers, to doorkeepers.
Word having been brought to him that a ship from Macao was expected to load teas at Komchuk ” a place inland not open to trade ” he started off with a posse of tidewaiters on the revenue cruiser Cumfa, to seize her.