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  • noun Plural form of roughneck.

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Examples

  • 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.

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  • Kate waved sharply at one of her roughnecks, who was standing near the stairs.

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  • That's not bad, as he poses a striking image whether matching wits with the aristocracy or trading blows with roughnecks.

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  • That's not bad, as he poses a striking image whether matching wits with the aristocracy or trading blows with roughnecks.

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  • I had to travel around the world and talk to all sorts of people -- oilmen, warlords, politicians, economists, geologists, environmentalists, sheikhs, lobbyists, and roughnecks.

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  • Kate waved sharply at one of her roughnecks, who was standing near the stairs.

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  • There was much anger at the roughnecks, but there was no doubt who the shared enemy was: Boris Johnson.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Kate waved sharply at one of her roughnecks, who was standing near the stairs.

    Gideon’s war

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