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drogher

[droh-ger] /ˈdroʊ gər/
noun
1.
a freight barge of the West Indies, rigged as a cutter or schooner.
Origin of drogher
1775-1785
1775-85; < Dutch drog(h)er ship for fishing and drying herring and mackerel, equivalent to drog(en) to dry + -er -er1
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  • The drogher was hired by the day, and the longer she was out the more he pocketed.

    The Three Lieutenants W.H.G. Kingston
  • The drogher spun round like a top, and off she flew before the hurricane.

    The Three Lieutenants W.H.G. Kingston
  • They, at all events, congratulated themselves that they had not been on board the drogher when she was blown away from Saba.

    The Three Lieutenants W.H.G. Kingston
  • Still the drogher lay over on her side and gave no signs of righting.

    The Three Lieutenants W.H.G. Kingston
  • It proves, however, that the crew of the drogher must have been sober, or they could not have found their way clear of it.

    The Three Lieutenants W.H.G. Kingston
  • In the state of the sea, to get on board the drogher from the dinghy, was an operation too dangerous to be attempted.

    Rattlin the Reefer Edward Howard
  • After due discussion they hired a drogher, a country vessel employed in running between the surrounding islands and islets.

    The Three Lieutenants W.H.G. Kingston
  • There was no one else with us, the crew of the drogher being already on board to await our coming.

    Romance Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  • Higson made a leap into the boat, which shoved off just as the drogher, giving a slight roll, sank from sight.

    The Three Lieutenants W.H.G. Kingston
  • Away flew the drogher amid the roaring seas into the pitchy darkness, which now settled down over the ocean.

    The Three Lieutenants W.H.G. Kingston

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