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bakwoodz muhn

  • n  a man who lives on the frontier

  • He is a Georgia backwoodsman who can't get the hang of spitting his tobacco accurately, let alone of making his teammates respect or even like him very much.
  • Though he likes to portray himself as a poor backwoodsman, Faubus has been embarrassed by adverse comment on his new $280,000 home and, in any case, he has good reason to fear .
  • The novel opens with the sudden news that Lucas Beauchamp has shot Vinson Gowrie, a backwoodsman.

  • Ross Lockridge, Jr. in Chicago Tribune
    The turn from insult to term of pride may be seen as the word becomesapplied to what Ross Lockridge Sr., a popularizer of his state's history,called "the rough and sturdy backwoodsman of early Indiana."

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