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noun (pl) -men
(mainly Brit) another word for potboy
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  • Here Joe the potman dropped, or knocked over, something in the bar-parlour; and the stranger started.

    The Hole in the Wall Arthur Morrison
  • The potman sat up for him until midnight: he was not back then.

    Ravensdene Court J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  • The potman and Dick being sent out of the room, Felix said that what they wanted now was a light trap and a smart horse.

    London's Heart B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
  • It was a policeman passing by, and the potman stood up alertly.

  • He once hired himself as a potman, and then as a coal-heaver.

  • "Bye, bye," she said, holding out one hand in a dignified fashion to the potman.

  • Grabbing a pipe and tobacco pouch, Trenholme ran downstairs, meeting the potman in the passage.

  • The potman was busy with shutters and bolts; behind the bar was the landlady.

    London's Heart B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
  • This poor wretch could not be allowed to go about half-naked, so I let the potman run out and get him a slop suit.

    The Chequers James Runciman
  • The artist beyond the outer bar had been talking to the potman.

    The Hole in the Wall Arthur Morrison

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