Bushman

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bushman a dweller in the Australian bush country
    • n Bushman a member of the race of nomadic hunters and gatherers who live in southern Africa
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bushman A woodsman; a settler in the bush.
    • Bushman (Ethnol) One of a race of South African nomads, living principally in the deserts, and not classified as allied in race or language to any other people.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Bushman A woodsman; a settler in a new country, as in Australia.
    • n Bushman [capitalized] One of an aboriginal tribe near the Cape of Good Hope, similar but inferior to the Hottentots: so named by the Dutch of South Africa. Also called Bosjesman.
    • n Bushman A settler in the bush of Australia, as distinguished from one who dwells in a town or city; specifically, one who is acquainted with the bush and its ways.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Bushman a settler in the uncleared land of America or the Colonies, a woodsman: one of a native race in South Africa (Dut. boschjesman)
    • ***

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. D. boschman, boschjesman,. See 1st Bush
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. busk, busch; from a Teut. root found in Ger. busch, Low L. boscus, Fr. bois.

Usage

In literature:

At last the thing loosened and came up, and the bushman sprawled on his back.
"In the Musgrave Ranges" by Jim Bushman
The bushman agrees to fall, fire, and log a specified tract, at a fixed price per acre.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
Moreover, the Canadian bushman is highly skilled in the use of the dangerous tool.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
Why is the latest thing in a fashionable gown like the South African bushman's club?
"The Handbook of Conundrums" by Edith B. Ordway
Our children are taught it in school, and the most illiterate bushman knows how to carry it out.
"On Snake-Poison: its Action and its Antidote" by A. Mueller
The chief divine character in Bushman myth is the Mantis insect.
"Custom and Myth" by Andrew Lang
They found the Hottentot and Bushman in possession.
"Hair-Breadth Escapes" by H.C. Adams
A Bethune engaged to a bushman who dared to treat her thus!
"The Shadow of a Man" by E. W. Hornung
A fabulous monster Kwai Hemm is the swallower in Bushman story.
"Popular Tales" by Charles Perrault
But then, we have a chicken-yard to fall back upon, which the Bushman had not.
"The Jonathan Papers" by Elisabeth Woodbridge Morris
***

In poetry:

How often, when your skill subdued
The fever ranging highly,
You won a bushman’s gratitude,
Though little more, Doc Wylie!
"To “Doc” Wylie" by Henry Lawson
How oft across the regions wide
Where scrub for many a mile lay
The bushman rode, as bushmen ride,
To seek your aid, Doc Wylie!
"To “Doc” Wylie" by Henry Lawson
But now, when bushman’s wife or child
Lies ill and suffering direly,
He’ll need to ride a weary while
Before he finds Doc Wylie.
"To “Doc” Wylie" by Henry Lawson
We leave our mark and we play our part
In the nation’s pregnant days,
And we find a place in the Bushman’s heart
Ere we vanish beyond the haze.
"The Passing of Scotty" by Henry Lawson
Over near a chock-and-log hut,
Down by the river-side,
A bronzed young bushman sat,
Telling his blushing bride
The time had come when he must rove
Down by the Sydney side.
"Down" by Anonymous Oceania
Then life seemed finished -- then death began
As down in the dust I sank,
But he stuck to his mate as a bushman can,
Till I heard him saying, `Bear up, old man!'
In the shade by the mulga tank.
"Since Then" by Henry Lawson

In news:

Bushman On Air on Ustream.
Bushman On Air in the streets.
Ron Bushman founded Info Retail in 1995.
A new chair in Mormon Studies has been named in honor of noted LDS historian, Dr Richard L Bushman .
He founded Bushmans ' Inc in 1974 with an innovative idea, one that started the company down a Wisconsin potato giant's path.
His son, Mitchell, chairman of Bushmans ' Inc, said that Wisconsin potato farmers harvested from August to May, and took summers off.
To see the video from other scholars honoring Bushman 's legacy, go to YouTube for part one and part two.
At symposium honoring birthday, Bushman says now is 'golden age' of Mormon historical scholarship.
Genomes of Archbishop Tutu, Bushman decoded in developing-world health push.
Articles by Jim Bushman .
Author Bushman 's diary of 'Rough Stone Rolling' tour is a page-turner.
A little over a year ago, I reviewed "Rough Stone Rolling" (Knopf), Richard Bushman 's splendid biography of the first LDS prophet, Joseph Smith.
Publicity photo of the Chordettes, from top, Carol Bushman, Lynn Evans (Mand), Nancy Overton and Ginny (Lockhardt) Janis.
Brad Bushman, Ohio State University – Video Games and Shooting Skill.
Brad Bushman, Ohio State University – Victory and Aggression.
***