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pearl diver

a person who dives for pearl oysters or other pearl-bearing mollusks.
Origin of pearl diver
First recorded in 1660-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The canoe of the pearl diver was putting off with him and doa Dolores.

    The Treasure of Pearls Gustave Aimard
  • Both had those bloodshot eyes which are the living tokens of a life as a pearl diver.

    The Treasure of Pearls Gustave Aimard
  • Even a pearl diver might have wondered at the length of time he remained below.

    The Lonely Island R.M. Ballantyne

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