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n.1.One whose business is emptying privies by night.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
His 'buddie,' the Italian who fires in the other part of the mine at the same time, told Harry Brown, the nightman, and he told Frank, himself.
This is Brown--Harry Brown--the nightman at the mine down here.
And on a night where many were visibly in tears, relatives of Viola Beach were invited on stage to sing along to Dayman's Fighter of the Nightman - a track with which the band often started their live sets.
Not the only musical episode but certainly a memorable one: Charlie builds on his song "The Nightman" to write a musical involving the gang to woo the waitress that he's obsessed with.
Lawrence left the department to work as the nightman in the boiler room of Westboro State Hospital.
As Robert Holden argues, chimney sweeps were not "picturesque" or "quaint" as they have often been depicted, for "Early in the eighteenth century a practice seemingly peculiar to England [had arisen] which transformed small boys (and sometimes even small girls) into human brushes"; and their possibilities for future employment were usually limited to nightman (acquainting ladies and gentlemen) or mastersweep.
The remaining presentation, Ye Jiang (The Nightman Cometh), 2011, is a single-channel video of nearly twenty minutes.
I was in Deauville and my nightman called the vets at 5.30am.
The nightman had retired to the comfort of his quarters.
The domestics were very irate and inclined to rebel--growling tremendously about having to "wait on a nightman"!
Too restless and anxious to sleep, I walked past the old moat lined with weeping willows, my eyes seeking out the few English signs: the Nightman Disco, a mysterious establishment called "Roly Poly Turtle," a diner labeled "Western Restaurant." Walking, walking through unbearable heat, wishing I could relax, sleep.
Relax said the nightman, we are programmed to receive You can check out any time you like But you can never leave.