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  • n. The female equivalent of a Bushman.

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Examples

  • Bushwoman running away in a bent position, in order to escape observation.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • The truth that, as the existence of even the male Bushman would be impossible without the existence of the analogous Bushwoman with the same gifts; and that as races which can produce among their males a William Kingdon Clifford, a Tolstoy, or a Robert Browning, would be inconceivable and impossible, unless among its females it could also produce a Sophia Kovalevsky, a George Eliot, or a Louise

    Woman and Labour

  • The Bushwoman, like the lowest female barbarians in our own societies, will often readily dispose of her infant son for

    Woman and Labour

  • It is of hard porphyry and of a pinkish hue, and resembles somewhat a weight for a digging stick I saw in 1841 in the hands of a Bushwoman: I saw one at a gateway near Kasonso's.

    The Last Journals of David Livingstone from 1865 to His Death

  • In South Africa we find the werewolf himself. 13 A certain Hottentot was once travelling with a Bushwoman and her child, when they perceived at a distance a troop of wild horses.

    Myths and Myth-makers: Old Tales and Superstitions Interpreted by Comparative Mythology

  • In 1841 I saw a Bushwoman in the Cape Colony with a round stone and a hole through it; on being asked she showed me how it was used by inserting the top of a digging-stick into it, and digging a root.

    The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume I (of 2), 1866-1868

  • Capture of a Bushwoman — The Salt-pan at Nchokotsa —

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • The Bushwoman, like the lowest female barbarians in our own societies, will often readily dispose of her infant son for a bottle of spirits or a little coin; and even among somewhat more mentally developed females, strong as is the affection of the average female for her new born offspring, the closeness of the relation between mother and child tends rapidly to shrink as time passes, so that by the time of adolescence is reached the relation between mother and son becomes little more than a remembrance of a close inter-union which once existed.

    Woman and Labour

  • 1841 I saw a Bushwoman in the Cape Colony with a round stone and a hole through it; on being asked she showed me how it was used by inserting the top of a digging-stick into it, and digging a root.

    The Last Journals of David Livingstone from 1865 to His Death

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