One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person working in woodland, especially a forester or woodcutter.
- ‘In Scotland barely a square mile of our landscape has not at one time or another felt the sharp edge of a plough or the woodman's axe.’
- ‘I remembered the ring of the woodman's axe in the forests at home, and wished for a few long-sided Green Mountain boys.’
- ‘Almost to the edge of the forest they went again and came to a woodmen's village.’
- ‘The same Donald Stewart accusation is indicated in The Dewar Manuscripts, a collection of stories gathered by John Dewar, a woodman and meticulous recorder of tales a century later.’
- ‘The simple woodman's axe he'd been using had long ago lost what little bit of an edge it had possessed before he'd gone to work.’
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