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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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Cowboys were simple cowhands on ranches, and the great drives generated much of the mythology and symbolism of cowboy culture.
Bear & Son Cutlery's new Cowhand Lockback features cowboy-appropriate, "blue jean blue" G10 scales and a large oval hole atop its high-carbon, stainless spear-point blade for 1-hand opening.
A wandering cowhand crosses swords with Judge Roy Bean and is drawn into a conflict between settlers and Texas cattlemen in the 1880s 1940 ?
The 10 tunes included in the collection are "Catch a Falling Star" (featured in Princess Diaries), "Happy Birthday to You," "The Hokey Pokey," "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing," "I'm An Old Cowhand," "Tomorrow" (from Annie), the Beatles tune, "Let it Be," "Over the Rainbow," "Star Wars" (Main theme) and "What a Wonderful World.
Whether Clint Eastwood is remembered as a cowhand in Rawhide, a detective in Dirty Harry, or a sensitive and skilled movie director for Gran Torino is immaterial to good legal practice in the end.
In the early days the cowhand had to make do with what he could carry with him.
Beginning with the death of an old cowhand in the Sierra Nevadas and quickly progressing to the jungle battlefields of WWII "Indochina" (Vietnam) this ambitious novel spreads its net across the marches of history reeling in gold nuggets of intriguing fictional action.
20pm: A rancher employs the services of a wandering cowhand, who repays him by embarking on a torrid affair with his wife, sparking a chain reaction of jealousy, hatred and violence.
Upfield roamed Australia doing various odd jobs, such as boundary rider, cook and cowhand.
As fate would have it, Gifford was an experienced cowhand, having worked on farms for years.
A remarkably mature performance, too, from Alexander Fisher, playing Dame Durden's cheerful cowhand, Simple Simon.
A The 1951 movie told the tale of a spoilt brat teenage son (Dean Stockwell) of a magnate finding humility and friendship with a cowhand (McCrae) on a long cattle drive (the clue's in the title