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  • n. Plural form of hillsman.


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  • Nice twist on the 'brutal Afghan winter' narrative that said Allied soldiers would be butchered in the passes by the wily hillsmen.

    Afstan news

  • I placed these western hillsmen in the Singapore police, and they never failed me.

    Colonel Cross of the Gurkhas

  • The best weapons are obtained from the hillsmen and the best horses are bought, or stolen, from them.

    The Cossacks

  • Scouts who had been sent out to search for abreks had come upon several hillsmen some six miles from the village.

    The Cossacks

  • Now, with unprecedented courage and a strength that amazed everyone, he slew and subdued an innumerable host of hillsmen; now he was himself a hillsman and with them was maintaining their independence against the Russians.

    The Cossacks

  • Sashka B — - fights with the Russians or the hillsmen against him.

    The Cossacks

  • No wonder such instruments can lash the hillsmen into fury.

    On the Fringe of the Great Fight

  • There is a custom, we are told, amongst the hillsmen, that when a great chieftain of their own falls in battle, his wrist is bound with a thread either of red or green, the red denoting the highest rank.

    How to Tell Stories to Children, and Some Stories to Tell

  • Tradition indicates that these hillsmen sought the interior because the grass and pea vine which overgrew the innercountry stretching towards the mountains provided excellent fodder for the cattle which some of the chiefs are said to have brought with them.

    Pioneers of the Old Southwest: a chronicle of the dark and bloody ground

  • The hillsmen appeared to him only a mounted dzhigits from whom one had to defend oneself.

    Hadji Murad


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