Definition of Roustabouts

1. Noun. (plural of roustabout) ¹



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Definition of Roustabouts

1. roustabout [n] - See also: roustabout

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Roustabouts

rouseabout
rouseabouts
roused
rouseite
rouser
rousers
rouses
rousing
rousingly
rousseaus
roussette
roust
roustabout
roustabouts (current term)
rousted
rouster
rousters
rousting
rousts
rout
rout out
rout up
routable
route
route of administration
route one football
route planner
routed

Literary usage of Roustabouts

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1. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 1994-1995 by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"Working Conditions roustabouts' work is fairly strenuous and requires ... roustabouts who work on offshore drilling rigs generally work 7 days a week, ..."

2. The Story of a Connecticut Life by Charles Q. Eldredge (1919)
"crews, called "roustabouts" I have never seen paper with enough asbestos in its makeup to withstand the fire and brimstone that would Sow from the pen that ..."

3. The Magazine of History with Notes and Queries (1915)
"In the matter of swearing at the roustabouts, the mates equalled him. ... The roustabouts were for the most part slender young darkies, thinly clad in the ..."

4. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1916)
"... freight deck among the roustabouts? Or, if it had exercised that degree of care and caution which is required of a common carrier, would the passengers ..."

5. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1877 The vagabonds, the roustabouts, the criminals, and all the dregs of society.—Harper's Weekly, March (Bartlett). 1890 The Century Diet, cites the NY Sun ..."

6. The New England Magazine by Making of America Project (1895)
"Not only do the roustabouts keep track of the different boats and mates, ... As the little knots of roustabouts gather about the departing boats, ..."

7. Seeing the Sunny South by John Thomson Faris (1921)
"They had succeeded in approaching within a foot of the top of the slope when the bell rang for the roustabouts' supper; straightway the three negroes ..."

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