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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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More than ever, drink became the leading problem among the backwoodsmen that had once captured the imaginative powers of their clients.
After tracing Sao Paulo's beginnings as a backward frontier region of mobile backwoodsmen producing for subsistence and dependent on Indian labor, the authors analyze three stages of development, each of which represents a distinctive local response to external conditions: commercial production of food crops and stock raising to supply the mining zones in the neighboring province of Minas Gerais in the mid-eighteenth century; the development of sugar plantations in the west of the province stimulated by world market shortages at the end of the eighteenth century; and coffee production, especially in the Paraiba Valley, in the 1830s.
During the American Revolution, this view of hunters changed when hunters and backwoodsmen proved to be some of the fiercest and best-prepared fighters against the British army.
As I wander this area, I can visualize my predecessors--members of the Munsee tribe, backwoodsmen and homesteaders--all walking the same ground I walk now.
It may pander to the prejudice of your own backwoodsmen, but it damages the interests of Britain.
They were ridiculed throughout English-Canada as stupid backwoodsmen with the same fervour that the Alliance and Stockwell Day were demonized with during the November 27 election.
By 1708, eighty French backwoodsmen lived in the Natchez villages, enjoying ample food supplies and local customs that enjoined premarital sex for profit on young women building their trousseaus.
With each pronouncement, the backdrop flashes a matching image--Canadian backwoodsmen, an igloo, a man eating blubber, a dog sled.
backwoodsmen, Africans, and recent immigrants--the people who comprised the vernacular segment of society ...
His seventh book, entitled Backwoodsmen: Stockmen and Hunters along a Big Thicket River Valley, is his best and most ambitious to date.
American humorist remembered for his character sketches of Georgia-Florida backwoodsmen.
RIO DE JANEIRO - Until 1962, Brazilian law classed women with "minors, spendthrifts and backwoodsmen." Until 1988, females couldn't travel with their children across state lines without their husband's consent.