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noun as in oarsman

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You think of the ferryman in the Middle Ages, who basically said, yeah, you got to pay me if you want to cross the river here or pay a bridge toll.

“Whenever we git there,” said Jimmy, pushing off the launch and waving his hand to the ferryman.

He merely repeated: "I'm the ferryman, and it's my business to carry people across the lake."

Looking at the ferryman more closely she saw that he had small eyes, a big nose, and a sharp chin.

In preparing a body for burial, the Greeks took a piece of money and put it into the mouth, to give to the ferryman Charon.

To begin with, a boat on a river is normally a vehicle of pleasure; but the ferryman's boat is a drudge.


On this page you'll find 4 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ferryman, such as: boatman, gondolier, and oar.

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