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- noun a Russian peasant (especially prior to 1917)
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"Adoremus in aeternum" was their motto; he was her humble "moujik," and she was his "predilecta, his love, his life, his only thought." [
` Hellish places, by all accounts, rations a Siberian moujik wouldn't touch, and less civilised behaviour than you'd meet in the Congo, but I'm told there's no education like it - a lifetime's trainin 'in knavery packed into six years.
It hadn't even occurred to me that he might be in the shooting party, but here he came, strolling across, and behind him a great burly unmistakable moujik, in smock and boots, carrying his pouches.
Then he snapped his fingers, and the moujik came padding out of the dimness of the wood; he was heeled and ready as well, his eyes glaring above his furze of beard.
"I have my own loader," says he, indicating the moujik.
I yelled and grabbed for a stone, there was the crash of a gunshot - and the moujik dropped his piece, shrieking, and clutched at his arm as he toppled backwards among the rocks.
There was a thumping of boots on the bank, I started round, and there was the moujik, not ten yards away.
And there, standing not five yards off, with a smoking revolver in his hand, was a tall fellow in tweeds; he just gave me a nod, and then jumped lightly over the rocks and stood over the moujik, who was groaning and clutching his bleeding arm.
Thus the most urgent task before the victorious Communist Government was the extermination of the moujik; and yet the moujik, being still the goose that laid the golden eggs, could not be exterminated summarily without incidentally exterminating the whole Russian nation. ...
Mikhayeff is a very wise moujik, and he surprises me very much.