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pearl diver

a person who dives for pearl oysters or other pearl-bearing mollusks.
Origin of pearl diver
1660-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I worked as a dish-washer or pearl-diver for several weeks in Boston, and bought a very cheap second-hand suit.

    Tramping on Life Harry Kemp
  • Or, think, one might be a pearl-diver, or lead some exciting life like that.

    Madge Morton's Victory Amy D.V. Chalmers
  • A king-fisher, if it meant anything, would probably mean one who fished for kings, as a pearl-diver is one who dives for pearls.

    Compound Words Frederick W. Hamilton
  • As he attended her through the antechamber, she pointed to the statue of the pearl-diver.

    The Marble Faun, Volume I. Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • It is only a very slightly modified version of an ancient narrative of a shark's attack upon a pearl-diver.

    The Evolution of the Dragon G. Elliot Smith
  • He told her that the pearl-diver always carried a bag to hold the treasures that he finds at the bottom of the sea.

    Madge Morton's Victory Amy D.V. Chalmers
  • The pearl-diver descends by the help of a long rope, to the end of which is attached a heavy stone.

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