Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An unmannerly lout; a clown.
“There was also another hawbuck who swore to the sheep, and was witness to the assault; so that, in fact, the evidence was legally complete.”
“No country hawbuck is going to knock out a man with such a record.”
“Where's your country hawbuck now?" cried Craven, triumphantly.”
“Warned by his misadventure, the heavier man no longer tried to win the battle at a rush, nor to beat down an accomplished boxer as he would a country hawbuck at a village fair.”
“Clementi's Sonatinas, the child had made a rash adventure upon life in the company of a half-bred hawbuck; and she was already not only regretting it, but expressing her regret with point and pungency.”
“-- Well, he hires a young half-witted hawbuck for a servant, who didn't clean his boots to his liking, so he began reading the Riot Act one day, and concluded by saying, 'I'm blowed if I couldn't clean them better myself with a little pump-water.”
“groscape' drapery; and yet Mr. Pickersgill was at one time an unqualified admirer of cloaks; every hawbuck of a fellow who sat to him, was wrapped up in a cloak: this he has conquered, and we rejoice at it.”
“He may be a country hawbuck," the other answered, "but I have been reckoned a judge of anything either on two legs or four, and I tell you, Sir John, that I never saw a man who looked better bred in my life.”
“But shoo sed, "Nay, aw'll ne'er wed a hawbuck like thee,”
““At last comes the white-faced hawbuck I saw at the play: — ‘Pray, sir,’ said I again.”
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