roughneck

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n roughneck a cruel and brutal fellow
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n roughneck See the extract.
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Usage

In literature:

Humor on the roughneck element.
"Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest" by J. Frank Dobie
De roughnecks belongs on de Bowery, so dat's wot we'll call my dump down by de river.
"The Mucker" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Wish I had your strength," said Paul; and Ted exclaimed to Verona, "The old man certainly does know how to kid these roughnecks along!
"Babbitt" by Sinclair Lewis
Y'u roughnecks are dead ones already.
"Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West" by William MacLeod Raine
Seven foot of Chief Constable ought to have its weight with the roughnecks.
"The World For Sale, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
Going to grow warts on my hands and chew tobacco and develop into a brawny roughneck.
"Kindred of the Dust" by Peter B. Kyne
When a roughneck does something for you, it's proper to hand him some of your loose change.
"Poor Man's Rock" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
I'm one chaparral-raised roughneck.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
It all started when I prevented a bunch of roughnecks from slapping Pete around.
"The Best Made Plans" by Everett B. Cole
Curb those roughnecks of yours.
"Subversive" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
It makes lambs out o' roughnecks and puts drunks on the wagon.
"The Fighting Shepherdess" by Caroline Lockhart
I had just been with a lot of roughnecks, cowpunchers, horse-thieves, and that sort.
"Roosevelt in the Bad Lands" by Hermann Hagedorn
Turn the roughneck out on his ear.
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis
You can't let a lot of roughnecks put it over on you like this.
"The Vagrant Duke" by George Gibbs
He's not a roughneck, if that's what you mean.
"The Monk of Hambleton" by Armstrong Livingston
A sub, and a roughneck.
"The Wishing Moon" by Louise Elizabeth Dutton
He could almost hear passersby say "goody-good" and "roughneck.
"A Boy Knight" by Martin J. (Martin Jerome) Scott
Endlich took Neely and the loaded basket close to the transparent side of the greenhouse, nearest the approaching roughnecks.
"Asteroid of Fear" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
Those five years could not have made of Joe Hurley the "roughneck" that he intimated he had become.
"The Heart of Canyon Pass" by Thomas K. Holmes
And after himself training her to be a roughneck too?
"The Shriek" by Charles Somerville
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In poetry:

I went a winter once on pay streak bacon,
I've gone a year on nothing much but beans,
I've squandered all my time checks,
The kind they give us roughnecks,
And haven't got a dollar in my jeans,
And still, I like Alaska.
"And Still I Like Alaska" by Pat O Cotter

In news:

Contract Pits Pinstriped Pinheads Against Roughneck Roustabouts.
A belle among the roughneck cities of Texas, Galveston is caught between a relentless ocean and an imperious past.
Safety enhanced in NOV's ST-120 iron roughneck .
Drilling Contractor attended a demonstration of National Oilwell Varco's (NOV) ST-120 iron roughneck at one of its Houston manufacturing facilities in late September.
New books, from Alan Jackson's affairs and a roughneck 's views to Elvis' "addiction" to gospel.
Top-ranked Roughnecks pain in neck for Brook Hill.
WHITE OAK — The White Oak 'Runnin' Roughnecks' proved to be worthy of their top-ranking in Class 2A boys basketball by man-handling Bullard- Brook Hill, 83-51, on Tuesday night at E.B.
Raymondville ran into a buzzsaw by the name of West Columbia , as the 5th ranked Roughnecks knocked the Bearkats out of the playoffs.
Safety enhanced in NOV's ST-120 iron roughneck.
I was a cable guy, roughneck in the oil field, and I probably sustained every knee and shoulder injury that I could have.
Roughneck Wrangler opens 2 more doors to adventure.
WHITE OAK — The White Oak 'Runnin' Roughnecks' proved to be worthy of their top-ranking in Class 2A boys basketball by man-handling Bullard-Brook Hill, 83-51, on Tuesday night at E.B.
Safety enhanced in NOV 's ST-120 iron roughneck.
Drilling Contractor attended a demonstration of National Oilwell Varco's ( NOV ) ST-120 iron roughneck at one of its Houston manufacturing facilities in late September.
The men entered as unaffiliated roughnecks and left a unified gang, christening themselves the Outlaws .
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