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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.
Building on the hunter-as-icon theme, Herman divides hunters into two broad groups: backwoodsmen and sport hunters.
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 .
He said he recalled the difficulty he had in making ``Seven Brides for Seven Brothers'' when the studio told him, ``You can't have dancers play backwoodsmen.
These backwoodsmen, derisively labeled "crackers," "pineys," and "nesters" by their contemporaries and essentially ignored by historians, built their lives and subsistence on the southern tradition of the free range, where cattle and hogs could roam unattended and rural folk could hunt, trap, fish, and make moonshine unmolested in common woods.
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.