potman


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potman

(ˈpɒtmən)
n, pl -men
(Historical Terms) chiefly Brit another word for potboy
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Noun1.potman - a worker in an inn or public house who serves customers and does various chores
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
employee - a worker who is hired to perform a job
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He was equally unsuccessful with the potman who was just unlocking the doors of the public-house by Horsell Bridge.
Rostopchin's broadsheets, headed by woodcuts of a drink shop, a potman, and a Moscow burgher called Karpushka Chigirin, "who- having been a militiaman and having had rather too much at the pub- heard that Napoleon wished to come to Moscow, grew angry, abused the French in very bad language, came out of the drink shop, and, under the sign of the eagle, began to address the assembled people," were read and discussed, together with the latest of Vasili Lvovich Pushkin's bouts rimes.
It was visiting time when Wemmick took me in; and a potman was going his rounds with beer; and the prisoners, behind bars in yards, were buying beer, and talking to friends; and a frouzy, ugly, disorderly, depressing scene it was.
The blaze was caused by an electrical fault after potman Jack Duckworth (William Tarmey) swapped a faulty fuse with the wrong-sized replacement.
ROVERS potman Fred Gee planned to spend some alone time with the object of his desires.
The rest of the Fred's car rolls into a lake, with Bet and Betty inside ROVERS potman Fred Gee planned to spend some alone time with the object of his desires.
Heat 2: 1 Ballymac Coyote 2 Go Jet Go 3 Tarsna All Black 4 Potman (m) 5 Borna Rise (w) 6 Blockthiscaller (w).
Workshy, pigeon-fancying potman Jack and sharp-tongued Vera were one of Weatherfield's most famous and best-loved double acts.
The second because of the potman's habit of bringing a shovelful of burning coals from behind the bar and depositing it in the back lounge fireplace when one arrived in the cold months - the third because one didn't pay until you were ready to leave."
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