Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as frontiersman.
“Bounty hunter Cogburn is a caricature of the hard-drinking frontierman.”
“He isn't a frontierman, or even cavalla, but I've heard he is a good military officer for all that.”
“Then -- like his predecessor, the original frontierman -- disgusted with civilization and its refinements -- he migrated to more congenial regions, and, in the scenes of his former triumphs, was heard of no more.”
“Of this class, there are two sub-divisions: the floating, transitory, and erratic frontierman -- including the hunter, the trapper, the scout and Indian-fighter: men who can not be considered _citizens_ of any country, but keep always a little in advance of permanent emigration.”
“Instead of a national aristocracy the result was a military colony or Pale, between the inhabitants of which and the natives raged a perpetual border war, as savage as that between the settlers at the Cape and the Kaffirs, or that between the American frontierman and the Red Indian.”
“While prostrate, and almost smothered with his foes, the athletic frontierman gave his loon-call, in a manner that would have excited laughter under circumstances less terrific.”
“During the hour that was suffered to intervene, in order that the darkness might deepen before the frontierman took his departure, the different individuals occupied themselves in their customary modes, the hunter, in particular, passing most of the time in making further enquiries into the perfection of the rifle already mentioned.”
“He was a _poor_ fellow, as you say; and a poor frontierman too, though he came out to show his skill among us ignoranters.”
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