But the asset side of our "mossback's" yearly balance sheet always made the liability side ashamed of itself.
The mossback cannot win, because he prefers a flintlock to a Mauser.
The mossback, who according to popular belief hid himself in the woods until moss grew on his back, might or might not be a tory.
Every "new" farmer when full grown competes with every mossback.
Especially was this true in dealing with the riverman's arch-enemy, the mossback.
Fig. 239 shows a mossback's house or cabin in the lake lands of Canada.
He was followed to the very verge of the wood, and then the exhausted "mossback" left him to return to the house.
They kept the staid, mossback citizen awake in the afternoons and he did not like it.
You cannot have the new farmer unless you also have the mossback.
Bennington gave the details in less than a minute, then added, "Thanks, mossback."
A very conservative person; fogy: The real mossbacks will vote for the governor
[1878+; said to have been a description of a group of poor white Carolina swamp dwellers who had lived among the cypresses until the moss grew on their backs]