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Synonyms for boatman

someone who drives or rides in a boat

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Five years dragged by, and still, every night at midnight, the plaintive tones floated out over the silent land, while the distant boatmen and peasants thrust their fingers into their ears and shuddered out a prayer.
The clergyman's name was Strickland, and the merchant-captain's name was Kirke; and that was all the boatmen knew about either of them.
Immediately I was afflicted with an excessive cold which, beginning in my crop, ran down to the extreme end of my toes, and deprived me even of speech, while the boatmen laughed at me.
By this time the report of the accident had spread among the workmen and boatmen about the Cobb, and many were collected near them, to be useful if wanted, at any rate, to enjoy the sight of a dead young lady, nay, two dead young ladies, for it proved twice as fine as the first report.
A swarm of swarthy, noisy, lying, shoulder-shrugging, gesticulating Portuguese boatmen, with brass rings in their ears and fraud in their hearts, climbed the ship's sides, and various parties of us contracted with them to take us ashore at so much a head, silver coin of any country.
Good boatmen," was Sheldon's verdict, as he saw the boat leap forward on the face of a huge breaker, the sweeps plying swiftly to keep her on that front of the moving mountain of water that raced madly for the shore.
I enjoyed several days of fame among the Japanese boatmen and ashore in the pubs.
The longer he spoke with the boatmen, the more unintelligible did their language become to him.
The six boatmen had pulled the boat well up on shore, and were guarding it almost menacingly, holding their oars erect like spears.
The boatmen with uplifted faces shouted discordantly, "Arsat
There was no sound within the house, there was no sound near them; but far away on the lagoon they could hear the voices of the boatmen ringing fitful and distinct on the calm water.
When the raft reaches its place of destination, it is broken up; the materials are sold; and the boatmen return for more.
It seemed as though we had been forgotten by the world, belonged to nobody, would get nowhere; it seemed that, as if bewitched, we would have to live for ever and ever in that inner harbor, a derision and a by- word to generations of long-shore loafers and dishonest boatmen.
DG KHAN -- After successful launch of pilot project school for gypsy kids, Commissioner Dera Ghazi Khan, Saqib Aziz opened boat school for boatmen children here on Wednesday.
Read tomorrow's Remember |When for more memories about the last of the Tees boatmen.