And so a writer of books in 2012 faces an agonizing choice: join the pioneers — or adhere to the tried and true?
For many years its tight-eye forests blocked the westward trek of pioneers and forced them onto the plains to the north.
Both are pioneers of Arabic Jeel music, which kicked off in the 1980s in Egypt and Lebanon.
1520s, "foot soldier who prepares the way for the army," from Middle French pionnier "foot-soldier, pioneer," from Old French paonier "foot-soldier" (11c.), from peon (see pawn (n.2)). Figurative sense of "person who goes first or does something first" is from c.1600. Related: Pioneers.
1780, from pioneer (n.). Related: Pioneered; pioneering.