A good worker like him, not a loafer or a drunkard, he could have understood in that case.
Only one man may be scouted by any one, and that is the loafer.
And, as for their calling you a loafer—well, that's your own fault, too.
The loafer came in with a grin of good-nature on his perspiring and dirty face.
What did she think he was—a fool, a loafer, a uniformed nonentity?