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Hungry male relatives file through the door: first an uncle, then a younger cousin, and finally Rada’s father, Wang Ji Zengheng, on break from his job as a boatman guiding tourists on the nearby lake.
Railroad workers - joined now by miners, iron workers and boatmen from the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal - hid under bridges or behind blind curves, emerging to ambush trains with stones or block their tracks with debris.
One of the boatmen accused of misconduct was not fired until last summer, 19 months after the inspector general's report.
Hurriedly, the boatman took all people on board to escape the firing.
Railroad workers - joined now by miners, iron workers and boatmen from the Chesapeake
In January 2015, the Interior Department's inspector general released an explosive report that found that for years boatmen in the park had propositioned female employees in the Grand Canyon's river district, groping and bullying them.
Gregorarz worked on several scenes, including one between Roulin and a boatman.
By extension, the book is teeming with those who earn their living on the water: sailors, stevedores, lobstermen, shipbuilders and that particular maritime specialist prized by the underworld, the boatman who sinks bodies to the bottom of the sea.
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BOATMAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of boatman for English Language Learners
: a person (especially a man) who works on, rents, or operates boats; especially : a person who you pay to take you somewhere in a boat
BOATMAN Defined for Kids
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