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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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DEAR PROFESSOR CHALLENGER," it said, "As a humble student of Nature, I have always taken the most profound interest in your speculations as to the differences between Darwin and Weissmann.
Darwin in his remarks relative to the degeneration of CULTIVATED types of animals through the action of promiscuous breeding, brings Gobineau support from the realm of biology.
Still, there remains a hope that Darwin and Nietzsche may some day become reconciled by a new description of the processes by which varieties occur.
They are even to be found in plants, as Sir Francis Darwin pointed out
To them, the Romantic Hero was no longer the knight, the wandering poet, the cowpuncher, the aviator, nor the brave young district attorney, but the great sales-manager, who had an Analysis of Merchandizing Problems on his glass-topped desk, whose title of nobility was "Go-getter," and who devoted himself and all his young samurai to the cosmic purpose of Selling--not of selling anything in particular, for or to anybody in particular, but pure Selling.
In the introduction to his 1902 novel, he wrote, "What is become of the horseman, the cowpuncher, the last romantic figure upon our soil?
And then, if my cooking is not so complete, You cannot blame me for wanting to eat, But show me a man, boys, that sleeps more profound Than this big cowpuncher who sleeps on the ground.
Teddy Blue, who wrote his memoirs with the help of ghost writer Helena Huntingdon Smith, under the title We Pointed Them North: Recollection of a Cowpuncher.
LAL Cowpuncher Committee formed to "ride herd" on all implosion work.
After graduating from the University of Wyoming he became a cowpuncher before breaking into Broadway and films.
A COLORED COWPUNCHER TAUGHT ME HOW TO ROPE AND I CONTRIBUTED TO HIM AND HIS WIFE, AND WENT AWAY OUT MY WAY TO DRIVE BY AND SEE THEM EVER[Y] TIME I WENT TO MY OLD HOME IN OKLA, UP TO THE TIME OF THEIR DEATH, HE NEVER WORKED FOR A SOUL DURING HIS WHOLE LONG [L]IFETIME BUT US.