linemen

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n linemen the football players who line up on the line of scrimmage
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Usage

In literature:

Its linemen groped through dense forests where their poles looked like toothpicks beside the towering pines and cedars.
"The History of the Telephone" by Herbert N. Casson
No one's ever told them that the game has changed since the day when tackles were just linemen!
"Left Tackle Thayer" by Ralph Henry Barbour
The linemen were already searching for it.
"Betty Gordon at Mountain Camp" by Alice B. Emerson
Have you sent your linemen out to guard the wires on the Shoshone mine track?
"The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush" by Francis Lynde
Now Diney was bright enough, but like most linemen did not know the signals.
"Football Days" by William H. Edwards
For no sooner did the two linemen see them than they rushed for them, much to both lads' surprise.
"Facing the German Foe" by Colonel James Fiske
At first linemen crept along the cables, carrying tow ropes to which flat-bottomed boats were attached.
"The True Story of Our National Calamity of Flood, Fire and Tornado" by Logan Marshall
Some were drivers, some were telegraph linemen, some were cooks.
"Army Boys on the Firing Line" by Homer Randall
Even under the best of conditions linemen would be kept busy all the time repairing the equipment.
"Walter and the Wireless" by Sara Ware Bassett
Scouler and his linemen, under Corporal Curran, made many journeys across the exposed portion of the slopes of the ravines.
"The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I" by Herbert Brayley Collett
The party at the foot of the tree was composed of observers, signal linemen and runners.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
Behind them, sure of protection now, a dozen linemen came dragging their hose.
"Harper's Round Table, August 20, 1895" by Various
Linemen began to extend the wires; trackmen began laying new tracks.
"A Republic Without a President and Other Stories" by Herbert Ward
When the linemen should come out to repair breaks he would find the wire broken.
"The Boy Spy" by Joseph Kerby
However, as she hastened in that direction, she observed a truck filled with telephone linemen coming toward her.
"The Secret Pact" by Mildred A. Wirt
On both shores, linemen and cable splicers were hard at work.
"Hoofbeats on the Turnpike" by Mildred A. Wirt
His cry of alarm had brought several other linemen to the foot of the pole.
"Bart Keene's Hunting Days" by Allen Chapman
Also, the wire service had turned out a gang of linemen and half a dozen operators.
"The Wreckers" by Francis Lynde
Linemen were sent down from our train at every station to repair the telegraph wires which are damaged.
"History of the Johnstown Flood" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
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In news:

Defensive linemen Julius Peppers (No 90) and Israel Idonije (No 71) have been part of the Bears' sack machine this season.
Four FSU O- linemen were honored with ACC awards following unit turnaround.
COLUMBIA — Thirteen linemen were recognized Monday morning for restoring power to thousands after Hurricane Sandy caused power outages in affected areas.
Broncos linemen succeeding at their most important job: Protecting Peyton.
JACKSON Tenn.- Linemen from Southwest Tennessee Electric returned home to West Tennessee, Tuesday night, after spending two weeks bringing power back to New Yorkers.
Karm Singh, the power lineman representative for IBEW Local 1547 in Fairbanks, said the call went out for "all the power linemen we could spare" on the Saturday before the Northeast was pounded.
Urlacher pats linemen on the back.
Columbia electric linemen help restore power after Hurricane Sandy.
Linemen Repair Power Lines In Guilford.
Linemen Steve Prosper, close, and Jim Lazaron, far, repair power lines on Kenneth Circle in Guilford Sunday afternoon.
7 linemen to help with post-Hurricane Sandy power restoration.
Keys Energy Service linemen leave for NY.
Titans' linemen a major factor in team's success.
Alabama's heralded offensive line next challenge for Brick Haley's LSU defensive linemen .
Tuesday's two most notable Packers revelations both involved defensive linemen.
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