Definition of Rouseabouts
1. rouseabout [n] - See also: rouseabout
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Literary usage of Rouseabouts
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. "Over There" with the Australians by R. Hugh Knyvett (1918)
"These casual laborers and rouseabouts are paid ten dollars a week, ... The shearers have a separate union from the rouseabouts, and there is a good deal of ..."
2. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"The shearers hold themselves as the aristocrats of the shed ; and never associate with the rouseabouts." "While we sat there, a roi came to the door. ..."
3. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"6: "The 'rouseabouts' are another class of men engaged in shearing time, whose work is to draft the sheep, fill the pens for the shearers, ..."
4. The Gentleman's Magazine (1897)
"... while the hurrying rouseabouts (shearers' assistants) are carrying their spoils to men, who, quickly sorting it, pass it on to the wool-classer, and he, ..."