Definition of Swagsmen
1. swagsman [n] - See also: swagsman
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Literary usage of Swagsmen
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Our Australian Cousins by James Inglis (1880)
"Workmen's combinations—Fear of strikes retards industry—Condition of the Australian workmen—swagsmen and Loafers— Friendly Benefit Societies—Rules, working, ..."
2. The English Illustrated Magazine (1896)
"... for swagsmen," he said to his storekeeper. " Let them cook it at night and think it's seed-cake." That was his humour. He always paid the lowest wages, ..."
3. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"F. Adams, 'John Webb's End,' P- 34: "'swagsmen' too, genuine, or only ' sundowners,'—men who loaf about till sunset, and then come in with the demand for ..."
4. History of Australian Bushranging by Charles White (1903)
"... "swagsmen." They were making for a certain hut occupied by a man named Walton, where "Yellow George" was supposed to be, and as night came on before ..."
5. The Dead Heart of Australia: A Journey Around Lake Eyre in the Summer of by John Walter Gregory (1906)
"... has never been possible to do full justice to the pioneer work, done by unknown swagsmen and forgotten prospectors— the true heroes of Australian story. ..."