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beachcomber


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beach  comber  \Beach  comber\  [Written  also  {beach-comber}.] 
  (Naut.) 
  A  vagrant  seaman,  usually  of  low  character,  who  loiters  about 
  seaports,  particularly  on  the  shores  and  islands  of  the 
  Pacific  Ocean. 
 
  I  was  fortunate  enough,  however,  to  forgather  with  a 
  Scotchman  who  was  a  beach-comber.  --F.  T. 
  Bullen. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  beachcomber 
  n  :  a  vagrant  living  on  a  beach 




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