from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In lumbering, the foreman in charge of a drive.
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The spectators considered it remarkable that a river-boss should carry such an amount.
"Obey orders if you break owners" is a good rule, but a really efficient river-boss knows a better.
I knew a river-boss who used to carry an old spelling-book round with him for luck.
He was a gentleman, in spite of all, and this man was a common river-boss.
One night Jules Brydon, the young river-boss, camped with his men at
She was beloved in the settlement; and there was no one at Bamber's Boom, in the valley of the Madawaska, but was startled and sorry when it turned out that Dugard, the river-boss, was married.
"That's a river-boss," he explained, "enjoying what he considers a roaring good time.