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A man with responsibilities in a ship's engine room:[as modifier] ‘a donkeyman greaser’
- ‘She glared at the donkeyman, aching to feel her hands about his neck.’
- ‘The donkeyman just continued looking at him with silent inquiring eyes.’
- ‘The donkeyman shrugged, but the hairs on his ears stood on end.’
- ‘How come the donkeyman could say such things and have them sound vacant and playful?’
- ‘He paused to see if the donkeyman was listening.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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