One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person living or working in the woods, especially a forester, hunter, or woodcutter.
- ‘During one point in the movie, recognizing the Tennessee woodsman's talent as a marksman, two of his commanding officers try to persuade him to accept a promotion.’
- ‘‘I consider myself as part of Musquodoboit Harbour in a lot of ways,’ says Bob, an avid woodsman and hunter.’
- ‘Yes, of course, but I see the belt knife as the hunter and woodsman's mainstay tool.’
- ‘He had become a very skilled hunter, trapper, and woodsman, despite the fact that he was beginning to live in a more and more modern world.’
- ‘Distance over land was measured in miles, estimated by the experienced woodsmen.’
- ‘The woodsman moved through the forest swiftly searching for twigs for the fire.’
- ‘An accomplished woodsman, hunter, arborist, and gardener, he was also a highly skilled archer and sharpshooter.’
- ‘The image of shaggy woodsmen breaking camp at season's end, headed out in the pre-dawn darkness with their photographs carefully tucked away in their packs, is rather touching.’
- ‘Sketch maps were sometimes drawn in the large community meetings, but many surveyors reported greater success working with smaller groups of experienced woodsmen.’
- ‘In younger days, I was an experienced hunter, trapper, and woodsman, although those titles have long ago lost their significance.’
- ‘Alpine farmers checking their flocks, woodsmen, hunters, postmen and border guards used skis as pure tools for transport.’
- ‘A freshly felled ash tree was a picture of the woodsman's craft - a neat sawn stump, a carpet of sawdust and an exactly graded log pile.’
- ‘Delighting his European patrons, Audubon played the part of the American woodsman with relish, slicking his hair with bear grease, wearing rough wool pants and a buckskin jacket, and claiming to have hunted with Daniel Boone.’
- ‘The conflicting demands of autocampers, walkers, and woodsmen would play an important role in shaping the nation's federal land policy.’
- ‘Well, I don't know much about him, except that he's a hunter, a woodsman, and a mercenary.’
- ‘For hundreds of years, woodsmen in Britain practiced coppicing, a method of harvesting timber.’
- ‘All were lifelong hunters and expert woodsmen.’
- ‘He was a competent woodsman and would have had no problem traveling inland through the bush and back into mainland civilization anonymously.’
- ‘Old-style woodsmen, these guys like to hunt on foot with longbows.’
- ‘I hear the voice of the woodsman making his way to Mount Kasatori, and the songs of the seedling planters in the little rice paddies at the foot of the hill.’
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