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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 within minutes our heroes are plunged into a living nightmare when a staggering backwoodsman with an appalling skin condition knocks on their door begging for help.
They helped shoot Yardley from a pounds 15-a-week backwoodsman with lowly Cowdenbeath to a top flight clash tonight against European Champions League bound Rangers.
He stars as a backwoodsman employed by 20th century law enforcers for his age- old skill in tracking people in the wilds.
But now the backwoodsman who took on Mother Nature, and won, may be felled by Big Brother.
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.
The other distasteful element of RFC is the way in which it fosters the utterly spurious view that anybody who complains about some element of these great leaps forward is either a traditionalist, a member of the establishment or some boneheaded backwoodsman.
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.