- n. Plural form of roughneck.
“Wellsboro, business at In My Shoes is up 20 percent in the past year as the "roughnecks" have flocked to town from the gas fields of Texas and Wyoming.”
“There was much anger at the roughnecks, but there was no doubt who the shared enemy was: Boris Johnson.”
“But he led Texas from the age of cowboys and cotton farmers, roughnecks and Rangers, to the modern era of astronauts and engineers, high tech and telecom.”
“Kate waved sharply at one of her roughnecks, who was standing near the stairs.”
“I had to travel around the world and talk to all sorts of people -- oilmen, warlords, politicians, economists, geologists, environmentalists, sheikhs, lobbyists, and roughnecks.”
“That's not bad, as he poses a striking image whether matching wits with the aristocracy or trading blows with roughnecks.”
“If anyone is hankering for a quick and ruthless crackdown, it is this group of Kremlin roughnecks.”
“He was one of them thuggish, tree-smoking roughnecks who wore his sagging jeans practically around his knees—showing off his designer boxers and ass—instead of up on his waist where they belonged.”
“As "Tulsey Town" swelled with oil wildcatters and their "roughnecks," Brady opened the Brady Hotel -- the first hotel in Tulsa with baths -- and set about securing his investment.”
“Howard's Steve Costigan story was no doubt based on tales REH heard from oil field roughnecks, drifters, etc., puzzled together into one brutish adventurer.”
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