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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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From Caramelized Carnitasw Burritos; Tortilla Soup; Sopapillas; and Indian Tacos; to Cowpoke Chili; Picante Salsa; Pinon Brittle; Zucchini, Corn & Pinto Bean Quesadillas; and Enchiladas Verdes, "New Mexico Cuisine: Recipes from the Land of Enchantment" offers an amazing variety of dishes suitable for all dining occasions.
drops into cowpoke vernacular when trying to communicate with his hard-driving cowboy father, a man clearly bewildered by his child.
Kiefer based him on the aggressive drill sergeant in the Vietnam war film Full Metal Jacket mixed with a bit of Yosemite Sam, the whiskered cowpoke from the Bugs Bunny cartoons.
With one swift push off the shoulder of a cute cowpoke, I settled into the squeaky leather.
The image was also cropped to remove the bare buns of the man in the trough, and a lot more soap suds were added to conceal the genitals of the dark-haired cowpoke.
I'm craving country music--that whole raft of anthems from the boys who do it best, star-twangled-banners from the girls who strayed and lied and loved, and finally got laid by some hot cowpoke in a leather vest.
Co-chairs Malora Shaw and Doug Luckett rounded up cloggers, cowpoke games and stick horse races to set the Wild West scene, and the tastebud-ticklin' spread from Morton's included Fool's Gold Chicken Fried Steak and Claim-jumping Crispy Pork Ribs.
That time the old cowpoke fixed the wire fence on the South 40 using the butt as a hammer is, well, history.
Lauren's final word, float, has fooled many a cowpoke who missed that silent a hiding in the sagebrush at the side of the trail.
He borrowed $400 against his white Volkswagen Beetle to purchase his first cable television system in 1967 and regularly braved mountain temperatures to plant poles in Georgetown, Leadville and Idaho Springs as the head of a company he first called Cowpoke Cable Co.
The Americans resp-onded to this real and present danger by planting a small shrub in Arizona before launch-ing a range of million-litre pick- ups and getting a TV evangelist in Cowpoke's Bottom, Ohio, to declare non-fossil fuels the work of the devil: "And ah tell y'all, drive not by the sustainable strong liquors of the devil but cruise happily under the loving influence of the Lord's fully leaded sarsaparilla.
It's a tart description, usually based on some smart cowpoke's casual observations.