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woodchopper

[woo d-chop-er] /ˈwʊdˌtʃɒp ər/
noun
1.
a person who chops wood, especially one who fells trees.
Origin of woodchopper
1770-1780
1770-80, Americanism; wood1 + chopper
Related forms
woodchopping, noun
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  • So her agents brought the woodchopper to where the Lady Elaine was, and she said to him, "What knowest thou, good fellow?"

  • They have just made more work for the teamster and woodchopper, that's all.

  • Your friend the woodchopper will tell you what kind to buy in your neighbourhood.

    Outdoor Sports and Games Claude H. Miller
  • This man was a woodchopper and lived all alone in the little house.

    The Patchwork Girl of Oz L. Frank Baum
  • Then the woodchopper came and looked upon the face of Sir Ewaine, and he beheld that it was white like to death.

  • You said you would rather make him a woodchopper than a suppliant to the Bonapartes.

    Lazarre Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • Then she trotted round the aisle, greeting the woodchopper on the way, to the deep wood which lay close by the teacher's desk.

  • A woodchopper, who had dropped his axe into a deep pool, besought Mercury to recover it for him.

    Fantastic Fables Ambrose Bierce
  • The woodchopper seeks his hut early at night, and builds high the fire for the comfort of the blaze.

    Before the Dawn Joseph Alexander Altsheler
  • They have seen their children and grandchildren grow to marketable size and fall before the woodchopper's axe.

    Old Plymouth Trails Winthrop Packard

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