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BARGEMEN. Persons who own and keep a barge for the purpose of carrying the goods of all. such other persons who may desire to employ them. They are liable as common, carriers. Story, Bailm. 496.

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Once aboard, he asked the American bargemen who had rowed him to join him in treason.
The canal's various cottages, originally built for lock-keepers and bargemen, are now all rentable, and Vatersay cottage is typical: sturdy, traditional and luxurious, with a garden overlooking the canal.
This illustrated oral memoir details a bygone era on the River Ouse in Yorkshire, offering the recollections of bargeman Laurie Dews of Selby, the last generation of a family of bargemen on the Yorkshire Ouse.
Of the family line, I can offer you this: a stock of bargemen, half smiles, a high threshold for pain.
Garrisons of Wall forts included auxiliary units such as the Batavians (Dutch), Tungrians (Belgians), Gauls (French), Dacians (Romanians), Austurians (Spanish), Syrian archers and, at South Shields, Tigris (Iraqi) bargemen.
"There were maybe a few dozen lads, the occasional girl, who came and got their tot of junk - railwaymen, bargemen, all walks of life really," Dr Marks said, describing the patients he was given when he moved to Widnes.
Interclubs were founded in Hamburg, Rotterdam, New York, Marseille, (14) Bordeaux (1927), Copenhagen, Antwerp, Bremen, Stettin (1928), Duisburg-Ruhrort (for bargemen on the Rhine in 1927), and in Stettin.
"We had the first settled Muslim community in the country, we had Iraqi bargemen protecting our Roman fort and we have had Yemenis and other nationals settled and living in South Shields since 1894."
Second, this movement defies a rigid separation between a class of "rural peasants" and "urban workers," as the coordination and leadership of them was the responsibility of itinerant handworkers, loggers, river men, bargemen, teamsters, and wagoners, precisely those categories of workers with a foot both in the "country" and the "city." Furthermore, the working class that was locked within "backward" settings of manufacture and domestic industry burst out in flashes of destruction against factories and machines, a movement that paralleled the struggle against the forest police, enclosures, functionaries, tax collectors, and forest owners, a movement that in the Rhineland certainly was often united by the same personnel (Adelman 1969, passim).
She was only found after a River Thames bargemen found a package that contained a dead girl inside and traced it back to Dyer's farm.