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- ‘He lifts huge steel containers of cargo from ship to shore with a 130-foot-tall crane - moving far more cargo in an hour than he moved in a day as a dockhand 30 years ago.’
- ‘On shore dockhands caught the lines and shipyard guards with firearms held at port watched as they pulled the ship in and made it fast.’
- ‘Making a cursory inquiry to several of the dockhands about if any of the ships needed a strong body, he slowly made his way down the pier.’
- ‘I leaned on the railing and watched teams of dockhands transferring crates to the waiting wagons.’
- ‘Of course, the marina dockhands were busy fueling boats.’
- ‘The port district, although deserted by sailors and dockhands by nightfall, still played host to a vast syndicate of criminals.’
- ‘As readers and writers, legislators and city council members, farmers and dockhands, workers and employers, Northern men and women responded to this question with a public debate over the possible outcomes of emancipation.’
- ‘On a good night, weren't both establishments bursting with dockhands, sailors, river pirates, and errant swells?’
- ‘Houseboating on Lake Powell, in the middle of the Great American Desert, is a totally different experience so we dutifully followed the dockhand's instructions on anchoring our boat - ‘Use a shovel,’ he said.’
- ‘Even without the rags and the apparent mistreatment of being held there, the man looked the perfect part of the poor man, the simple dockhand.’
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