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mountain man

noun
1.
mountaineer (def 1).
2.
a man who lives and works in the mountains or wilderness, especially a frontiersman or pioneer, as in the early American West.
Origin of mountain man
1685-1695
1685-95
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  • One day, however, he found Merker in earnest discussion with a mountain man, whom the store-keeper introduced as Ross Fletcher.

    The Rules of the Game Stewart Edward White
  • He called him a name that no mountain man or boy will allow himself to be called.

    The Silent Alarm Roy J. Snell
  • Snedeker was a mountain man, one of that rare breed who had waded every stream in the west in their search for beaver.

    The Lost Wagon James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • A mountain man accompanied him, but he too was a stranger to the boy.

    The Boy from Hollow Hut Isla May Mullins
  • To a Kentucky mountain man, nothing is better than a good juicy bear steak.

    Red Dynamite Roy J. Snell
  • He was a mountain man and mountain men are not schooled in the etiquette of rising when a woman presents herself.

    The Roof Tree Charles Neville Buck
  • If a mountain man feels like fighting, he simply calls another a coyote.

    The Voice of the Pack Edison Marshall
  • Loyalty to kith and kin is the cornerstone of every mountain man's religion, the very grail of his faith.

    When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry Charles Neville Buck

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