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n.1.A small craft used in the West India Islands to take off sugars, rum, etc., to the merchantmen; also, a vessel for transporting lumber, cotton, etc., coastwise; as, a lumber drogher.
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Those droghers will go anywhere on a chance of salvage," George explained.
27) And among these great interminglings of peoples and cultures and ships are also the salt droghers, captained and crewed by solitary men, reminding the reader that even in the most globally interconnected of settings, the individual is still intimately involved.