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Cornishman

[kawr-nish-muh n] /ˈkɔr nɪʃ mən/
noun, plural Cornishmen.
1.
a native or inhabitant of Cornwall.
Origin of Cornishman
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English. See Cornish, man1
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  • With a cry of pain the Cornishman flung himself to one side and tore loose.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • The Cornishman left his work and walked to Fairchild's side.

    The Cross-Cut

    Courtney Ryley Cooper
  • “Well, yes, I suppose it is,” said the Cornishman thoughtfully.

    To Win or to Die George Manville Fenn
  • “Ahoy to you, and good morning, whoever you are,” cried the Cornishman.

    To Win or to Die George Manville Fenn
  • As soon as they were a few yards away, the Cornishman laughed and winked.

    To Win or to Die George Manville Fenn
  • “Very good, gentlemen,” said the Cornishman, turning calmly to Dallas.

    To Win or to Die George Manville Fenn
  • “I was going for him when you pulled that bag over my head,” growled the Cornishman.

    To Win or to Die George Manville Fenn
  • Here,” cried the big Cornishman, springing up, “shall I kick him?

    To Win or to Die George Manville Fenn
  • His father was a Cornishman and his mother of French extraction.

    Immortal Memories Clement Shorter
  • Sir Pascasius, whatever else he may have been, was a Pascoe, and a Cornishman.

British Dictionary definitions for Cornishman

Cornishman

/ˈkɔːnɪʃmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
a man who is a native or inhabitant of Cornwall
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