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  • It was not so surprising that he had forgotten about the Sea Fencibles, who constituted a volunteer reserve navy formed of wherrymen and bargees and fishermen who could be called into active service should an actual attempt at invasion occur.

    Hornblower And The Crisis

  • Thames, press-gang on the, wherrymen exempted by levy of one in five,

    The Press-Gang Afloat and Ashore

  • And now, for the first time, it came into the heads of the twins that nobody but themselves and the wherrymen knew where they were.

    Coot Club

  • The rope was an old warp that Tom had saved when one of the wherrymen was thinking of throwing it away.

    Coot Club

  • 'He'll have gone right through to Stokesby,' said Starboard, and went on steering the wherry, while the wherrymen finished their dinner, and old Simon made some very strong tea.

    Coot Club

  • We've had a call from a friend of yours, one of the wherrymen. '

    Coot Club

  • The wherrymen ceased rowing and the water rippled sullenly against the sides of the boat which soon, impelled by the former efforts of the oarsmen, touched the steps.

    In Doublet and Hose A Story for Girls

  • Francis listened with delight as the song of the wherrymen swelled in a mighty chorus, for every boatman sang the same thing:

    In Doublet and Hose A Story for Girls

  • There when all collected the entire number amounted to two hundred and seventy-eight, though a certain proportion of these were grown men, priests, wherrymen and beggars, who had joined the rabble in search of plunder.

    The Armourer's Prentices

  • There when all collected the entire number amounted to two hundred and seventy-eight though a certain proportion of these were grown men, priests, wherrymen and beggars, who had joined the rabble in search of plunder.

    The Armourer's Prentices

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  • Watermen who piloted skiffs or wherries transferring people and goods in Britain, especially along/across the Thames in London town.

    September 20, 2009