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cowboy

a conventional character of Wild West folklore, films, etc., esp one involved in fighting Indians

cowboy

[Sun, from William Gibson's cyberpunk SF] Synonym for hacker. It is reported that at Sun this word is often said with reverence.
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Another song that rings true is "Night Rider's Lament," in which a lone cowhand on the graveyard shift stops in the light of the moon to read a letter from a friend back home:
Eighteen cowhands joined Goodnight and his partner, Oliver Loving, to drive the cattle to New Mexico for a handsome profit.
After this trip to Pie Town I was treated no differently, from any other cowhand on the ranch.
Cowhand Level -- Type Case, Nextel, Bombay, and Great
The other afternoon, I even spotted Slim Pickens playing his usual cowhand years before he came to fame (in Blazing Saddles and Dr Strangelove respectively) for prodigiously breaking wind and riding the H-bomb that brings about the end of the world.
Wednesday afternoon was a special one for a group of 50 kids ranging in ages from 7 to 16 - they got a rare opportunity to experience life as a cowhand without even leaving the city limits.
Old Blue would come back to the ranch with the cow horses," a JA cowhand remembered.
00pm) Drifter Glenn Ford walks into a hotbed of repressed passions when friendly rancher Ernest Borgnine hires him as a cowhand.
His party trick was to get six pints of Tetleys down him, climb on stage and translate the lyrics of I'm An Old Cowhand From The Rio Grande into Indian sign language.
Same goes for cattle-driving ``Red River,'' directed by Howard Hawks, with John Wayne playing the tyrannical boss and Montgomery Clift a cowhand who stirs up rebellion along the way.
His first film part was as a cowhand in ``Dirty Little Billy,'' starring Michael Pollard.