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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.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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"Very kind of the Rimouski drogher. This postal packet isn't being towed at present."
"Those droghers will go anywhere on a chance of salvage," George explained.
The docks bring "together the remotest limits of the earth; and in the collective spars and timbers of these ships, all the forests of the globe are represented, as in a grand parliament of masts." (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.