wharfinger


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wharf·in·ger

 (wôr′fĭn-jər, hwôr′-)
n.
One who owns or manages a wharf.

[Alteration of wharfage + -er.]

wharfinger

(ˈwɔːfɪndʒə)
n
(Nautical Terms) an owner or manager of a wharf
[C16: probably alteration of wharfager (see wharfage, -er1); compare harbinger]

wharf•in•ger

(ˈʰwɔr fɪn dʒər, ˈwɔr-)

n.
a person who owns or has charge of a wharf.
[1545–55; wharfage + -er1, with -n- as in passenger, messenger, etc.]
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The old wharfinger turned the letter over, looked at the front, back, and sides, made a microscopic examination of the fat little boy on the seal, raised his eyes to Mr.
It comprises five main sections: vessel, manifest, consignment, release details and wharfinger information.
Without these experiences, Coaker recalled in 1916, there would have not have been an FPU and "I would probably be working as a storekeeper or wharfinger here [St.
In furtherance to my idea, I applied to the late Mr Robson, Wharfinger, Newcastle, for leave to try an experiment with one of his leaden vessels, which was granted.
Cornwall, cottage 7 days, save pounds 300 An early 19th century former captain's cottage, Wharfinger, at Bude, Cornwall, sleeps ten.
She met my grandfather, Joseph Gunn, who was a wharfinger (wharf owner) in North Shields, and they married, having one daughter and four sons, including my father Harold.
There were cottages for the workmen and a fine house for the wharfinger, as well as inns and stables.