wherry

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light rowboat for use in racing or for transporting goods and passengers in inland waters and harbors

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(14) The speaker's interaction with the wherrymen in La Male Regle depicts him in the first sense of the term, but his act of revising his character's behavior follows the second sense.
For instance, the wherrymen on the Thames would literally fight over who would take him because he was a notoriously good tipper (197).
He believes that the friendliness of the wherrymen is as false as the society of the tavern "conpaignie." These individuals are drawn to his misrule because it feeds their appetites.
Even so do wherrymen, thrusting out from the bank with their long poles, heave their grounded vessel into deeper waters.