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Synonyms for cabman

someone who drives a taxi for a living

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They include the Cabmen's Shelter in Grosvenor Gardens in Belgravia, London, which was erected in 1906 for cabbies waiting at the ranks.
Her hall for lectures and her work amongst the cabmen endeared her name to different sections of her fellow citizens.
To reduce the implicit risk of accidents, prefects would often send out circulars by which cabmen were forced to move in the city "in horses trot" and "street sergeants" had to stop and arrest any offender.
As the RTS tract on coachmen suggested, a converted cabbie could have an auspicious influence on his fellow cabmen, who were notorious for their lack of morals, and could transform his cab into a highly visible and mobile example of cleanliness and honesty.
As Noel recounts, labourers would pass buckets of whiskey in the fields and factories, and carters and cabmen expected a drink as a tip for their services.
They strongly feel that imposition of such a rule would curb the menace to a large extent as the cabmen would be afraid to take undue advantage of the situation and the women too would be able to lodge a complaint in case of a problem.
The driver does not show the "surly doubt and general disposition to try it on which is not unknown among normal cabmen" (25).
We cabmen were hoping he would give us a turn next" (reported by Henry Dickens, Ford 81).
Three hundred washerwomen petition the Rain King for fine weather forever, while cabmen and umbrella makers want perpetual rain.
The musical tells a story of a conspiracy by cabmen against the omnibus which appears to siphon off their business.
The Act II Cabmen's Ball, for example, becomes a backdrop for a gratuitous costume party, populated with iconic, and ultimately meaningless, stereotypes such as Al Jolson (in black face) and Josephine Baker (wearing her famous skirt of bananas); Arabella's three suitors appeared to be parodies of Cecil B.
(In Cambridge to receive an honorary doctorate, he treated his hosts to a monumental snub: "Je ne parle pas anglais, sauf avec les cabmen et les waiters.") Who hitherto would have credited Saint-Saens with the high spirits of his missives to Faure?
He not only celebrates the way that "all New York goes a-nutting" so that there are "chestnuts for cabmen and newsboys" (WF 213), but he also ridicules, in anti-elitist terms, what he represents as overly cultivated fruits.
As far back as the 1880s Charles Dickens the Younger disapprovingly reported that 'cabmen, butcher boys and omnibus drivers sport the colours of the universities in all directions: the dark blue of Oxford and the light blue of Cambridge', while 'thousands and thousands of people go down to the river on the important day who do not know one end of a boat from the other ...