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backwoodsman

a peer who rarely attends the HOUSE OF LORDS -much less common since the reforms of the House of Lords, reducing the number of hereditary peers.
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It was during the so-called golden years of the Adirondacks (1830-1865) that the mythical connotations of the backwoodsman reached their full potential.
But now the backwoodsman who took on Mother Nature, and won, may be felled by Big Brother.
Constance O'Rourke, in her classic study of American Humor: A Study of National Character, tried to define homo Americanus, but the best she could do was to say this sub-species was part Yankee, part backwoodsman, part Indian, and part African American.
He was particularly successful in sketching life in the French settlements of the Illinois country and in interpreting such authentic figures as the backwoodsman, voyageur, and Indian hater.
In 1818 Paulding would publish another long poem, The Backwoodsman, offering a hero quite different from Scott's heroes.
His novels include Francis Berrian; or, The Mexican Patriot (1826), of a New Englander in the Mexican revolution of 1922; The Life and Adventures of Arthur Clenning (1828), ranging from the South Seas to the Illinois frontier; George Mason, the Young Backwoodsman (1829); The Lost Child, a Romance (1830); and The Shoshonee Valley (1830), of a New England seaman and his Chinese wife who go to live with the Indians.
Abused and maltreated by a series of men ("lazy, good-for-nothing pig-eyed bottom feeders"), she's moved in with Grove, a decent, soft-spoken backwoodsman, and hopes for the best.
There were elements of sympathy for the backwoodsman who was well known as a local eccentric.
She's the object of backwoodsman Adam Pontipee's advances when he comes down from the mountain in search of the love - and homemaking skills - of a good woman for his house full of hick brothers.
But as he hangs there, suspended from the light cord with the bulb flashing on and off, we suddenly get a rewind as the action goes backwards very fast to see what led up to this tragedy and we discover a story of a cuckolded backwoodsman, his new bride and her three eccentric daughters, one of whom decides to seduce her stepdad.
Once again the company have pulled out some fine leads, with Neil Broadbent excelling as the rough-and-ready backwoodsman Adam Pontipee, the eldest brother and head of the family.
He's 54, a bit of a backwoodsman in his approach to the game and he didn't handle his protracted farewell from Manchester City all that impressively.