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Definition of "hodman" [hod•man]

  • A bricklayer's or mason's laborer who carries bricks, mortar, cement and the like in a hod. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "hodman" in a sentence
  • "And his dress, in her opinion, was enough to frighten a hodman, of a scavenger of the roads, instead of the decent suit of kersey, or of Sabbath doeskins, such as had won the respect and reverence of his fellow-townsmen."
  • "Monk Grange, the hamlet to which it geographically belonged -- a place as bleak and bare as itself, and which seemed to have been flung against the fell-foot as if a brick-layer's hodman had pitched the hovels at haphazard anyhow -- was two good miles away, and the market-town, to be got at only by crossing a dangerous moor, was nine miles off -- as far as Sherrington from North Aston."
  • "Hugh Miller, when working as a stone-mason near Edinburgh, was served by a hodman, who was one of the numerous claimants for the earldom of Crauford -- all that was wanted to establish his claim being a missing marriage certificate; and while the work was going on, the cry resounded from the walls many times in the day, of "John, Yearl Crauford, bring us another hod o 'lime.""