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swamper

1. Someone who lives or works in a swamp or swampy region. You'll want to hire one of the local swampers to help you navigate these parts. This little church has been the place of worship for Okefenokee swampers for nearly 150 years.
2. Someone who clears trees and underbrush to make a path for loggers in a forest. My job is to cut away branches and shrubs with my chainsaw, while swampers follow behind me clearing it all away.
3. Someone who works as an all-purpose assistant, especially for a truck driver or trucking company. I worked as a swamper for five years before they gave me the chance to actually get behind the wheel. Our swampers are expected to be able to unload an entire haul in less than an hour.

swamper

n. a helper or assistant, especially an assistant in food service or in trucking. (Very old.) This guy and his swamper showed up to deliver the stuff, but neither one of them would touch it.
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He published "Swamper Tales" in 2017, leading the book with a story of an enraged bull that got loose at the Du Quoin State Fair and chased its hapless Hoyleton dairyman owner through fair tents.
I sent a text message to guide Brian "The Swamper" Rhodes to let him know we were just about to take off.
The album features two of the original Swampers house band that played on so many iconic hits of the 60s and 70s, Spooner Oldham (keys) and David Hood (bass), alongside a "crack team" of session musicians and singers.
Given that White, possessor of a truly soulful voice himself, was born in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, which is home to two of the most iconic recording studios in popular music - particularly soul music - and a group of musicians (The Swampers) with an unimpeachable pedigree, you could say he was destined for a life in music.
A judiciary dominated for the foreseeable future by Republican appointments is the worst nightmare for "progressives," assuming the judges don't become turncoats and swampers like Warren, Brennan, Burger, Souter, Stephens, et.
dialect also includes terms such as "choppers," possibly stemming from the Anishinaabemowin word minjikaawan for "mitten"; "swampers," a waterproof, rubber boot, often with leather uppers; "make wood" for the act of splitting and piling wood, which is a direct translation from French; "camp" for "cabin" or "cottage"; and "pank" for "pat down" or "make compact."
Hamilton met up with some of the Swampers, the legendary studio musicians, to record two blues tracks.
The Rolling Stones and Lynyrd Skynyrd had already incorporated the fiery soul of the Swampers into several of their best songs, but Dylan had a different mission than pure rock 'n' roll.
It was established in 1969 by four session musicians known as The Swampers who had left the nearby FAME studios run by the legendary record producer Rick Hall.
Muscle Shoals Sound Studios: how the Swampers changed American music.
Founded by a group of ex-FAME session musicians known as The Swampers, a diverse range of stars including Elton John, , Paul Simon and George Michael have been attracted to the earthy R&B vibe of 3614 Jackson Highway.
Homestead Highlights: Committing almost entirely to human and animal power; saving seeds to create heat- and pest-tolerant crop varieties; producing 80 percent of their food; crossing South Asian game hens with Turken chickens to breed what they call "swampers"; adopting livestock from local animal organizations
They've come to be called the Swampers, a name given to them in the Lynyrd Skynyrd song "Sweet Home Alabama," and every one of those sublimely soulful musicians was a white Alabaman.
Wexler had found his "greasy" rhythm section (Johnson, Hawkins, bassist David Hood, keyboardist Barry Beckett, nicknamed "the Swampers"), and he wasn't letting go.