- n. Plural form of bushman.
“The "bushmen" -- as the men who have bought twenty-acre sections and settled in the bush are called -- had scattered English grass-seed all over the rich leafy mould, and the ground was covered with bright green grass, kept short and thick by a few tame goats browsing about.”
“The court on Wednesday said that the Basarwa, often known as bushmen, were wrongly forced off the land in 2002.”
“McTavish and his bushmen are the only fellows who can negotiate the runs, and three of his men were lost that way the last time.”
“The San, also known as bushmen, are directly descended from the original population of early human ancestors who gave rise to all other groups of Africans and, eventually, to the people who left the continent to populate other parts of the world.”
“The Bushman and the missionary. the bushmen are a very degraded and ignorant race who live in southern africa not far from the cape of good hope A missionary who for some time had been laboring to introduce christianity among them took occasion one day to speak of the great objects of creation and the duties of man at last he asked, what is the chief end of man The bushmen were silent for several moments apparently reflecting what answer they should give to this difficult question At length one of them who seemed inspired by a sudden idea replied, to steal oxen.”
“In separate incidents, black students were called "bushmen" and”
“Participants had expressed concern for the rural poor, especially communities of "bushmen", who are known in Botswana as the Basarwa.”
“By them heathen, from kings and petty chiefs to outcast "bushmen," whose adherence to various forms of witchcraft and polygamous complications defied the earnest efforts of the missionary, won by their clear testimony and happy songs of deliverance, have been led into the fold of Christ.”
Africa and the American Negro...Addresses and Proceedings of the Congress on Africa Held Under the Auspices of the Stewart Missionary Foundation for Africa of Gammon Theological Seminary in Connection with the Cotton States and International Exposition December 13-15, 1895.
“It was the custom of the "bushmen," i.e., bullock-drivers, sheep tenders, and the other white hands who worked on the sheep-runs up country, to sign articles by which they agreed to serve their master for one, two, or three years at so much per year and certain daily rations.”
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