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Wágonner. n.s. [from wagon.] One who drives a wagon.

By this, the northern waggoner had set
His sevenfold team behind the stedfast star,
That was in ocean waves yet never wet.
Fairy Queen, b. i.

Gallop apace, you fi'ry-footed steeds,
Tow'rd Phœbus' mansion! such a waggoner
As Phaeton would whip you to the west.

A waggoner took notice upon the creaking of a wheel, that it was the worst wheel that made most noise. L'Estrange.

The waggoners that curse their standing teams,
Wou'd wake e'en drowsy Drufus from his dreams.

I described to him the use and the nature of it; and the next day the waggoners arrived with it. Gulliver's Travels.

Sources: Dryden, John (788) · L'Estrange, Roger (131) · Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (46) · Spenser, Edmund (254) · Swift, Jonathan (306)

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