woodman

Definitions

  • THE WOODMAN AND HIS WIFE, BEING AWAKENED BY THE NOISE,
    THE WOODMAN AND HIS WIFE, BEING AWAKENED BY THE NOISE,
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n woodman makes things out of wood
    • n woodman someone who lives in the woods
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Trees and the Woodman The Trees and the Woodman
A WOODMAN ALL BEDRAGGLED CAME IN HASTE BEFORE HIS THRONE A WOODMAN ALL BEDRAGGLED CAME IN HASTE BEFORE HIS THRONE

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Woodman A forest officer appointed to take care of the king's woods; a forester.
    • Woodman A sportsman; a hunter. "The duke] is a better woodman than thou takest him for."
    • Woodman One who cuts down trees; a woodcutter. "Woodman , spare that tree."
    • Woodman One who dwells in the woods or forest; a bushman.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n woodman An officer appointed to take care of the king's woods; a forester.
    • n woodman A woodsman; a hunter.
    • n woodman One who fells timber.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Woodman a man who cuts down trees: a forest officer: a huntsman
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wudu; cog. with Ice. vidhr, wood; akin to Ir. fiodh, timber.

Usage

In literature:

The woodman looked up, and a black giant stood before him.
"In The Boyhood of Lincoln" by Hezekiah Butterworth
The Shawanoe was too subtle a woodman to forget any point of the compass.
"Footprints in the Forest" by Edward Sylvester Ellis
Woodman was almost exhausted.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
This is the part that is ruled by the Tin Woodman, you know.
"The Road to Oz" by L. Frank Baum
Time is the woodman of the Congo forests.
"The Pools of Silence" by H. de Vere Stacpoole
But soon came a woodman in leathern guise, His brow, like a pent house, hung over his eyes.
"The Children's Garland from the Best Poets" by Various
As evening fell they came to a woodman's cottage at the foot of a high hill, and there they decided to rest for the night.
"Once on a Time" by A. A. Milne
Didn't you give it to Woodman and Hardy's man when you paid him some money to-day?
"Under Fire" by Frank A. Munsey
She went into this lodge, and asked the woodman and his wife to take her into their service.
"The Lilac Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
Me, an old woodman, that'd ought to have some sense.
"The Brass Bound Box" by Evelyn Raymond
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In poetry:

But the woodman's cot
By the ivied trees
Awakens not
To light or breeze.
"Interval" by Edward Thomas
I never had noticed it until
'Twas gone, - the narrow copse
Where now the woodman lops
The last of the willows with his bill
"First Known when Lost" by Edward Thomas
He rode by ash, he rode by oak,
He rode the thicket round,
And heard no woodman strike a stroke,
No wandering wife he found.
"The Hall And The Wood" by William Morris
As when the boughs with hideous fall
Some hapless woodman crush,
With such a force the enormous foe
Did on the champion rush.
"Valentine and Ursine" by Anonymous British
I did what I could not undo
Were the gates of the Paradise shut
Behind me: I deemed it was just.
I left Koby crouched in the dust,
Some yards from the woodman's hut.
"To Children: For Tyrants" by George Meredith
One morn the sound of an axe was heard
In the forest, dark and lone;
Then started with fear the beasts disturbed,
Their reign was broke at the woodman's word,
And they scowled with anger on.
"The Forest River." by Harriet Annie Wilkins

In news:

While helping out a good cause, stop by Woodman 's Grocery store this weekend.
Contributed by Stewart Woodman .
As one volunteer at the Democratic convention put it, "He's the Tin Woodman with no heart, in the Wizard of Oz".
Courtesy of George and Betty Woodman , 2012.
"There's a whole team of kids at Heidi's who have been with us from the beginning, and they deserve the chance to do their own thing," Woodman told me.
Scott Willis, tries to keep the story centered on Woodman 's family.
Or, rather, the photographer who—along with her parents, Betty and George Woodman —is the subject of The Woodmans , is a survivor of a different sort.
The Woodmans Directed by C.
Woodman 's Markets 2010.
Woodman 's Bar & Grill's Chicken Piccata.
Woodman 's is planning another Milwaukee-area store in Menomonee Falls.
Woodman , spare that tree.
Woodman 's employees plan rally.
WCLO's Beth Wheelock reports on the rally planned for Woodman 's union workers.
Woodman 's grocery store union workers plan a rally at Janesville's Palmer Park Thursday afternoon.
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