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 Keel-hauling or -haling.Keelson or Kelson. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Keelman (A).
 
A bargeman. (See Old Mortality [Introduction], the bill of Margaret Chrystale: “To three chappins of yell with Sandy the keelman, 9d.”)   1
 


 Keel-hauling or -haling.Keelson or Kelson. 

 
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