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mountain man

noun
1.
mountaineer (def 1).
2.
a man who lives and works in the mountains or wilderness, especially a frontiersman or pioneer, as in the early American West.
Origin of mountain man
1685-1695
First recorded in 1685-95
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  • They recognized him for a mountain man born, and for an honest man.

    The Wind Bloweth

    Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
  • William Craig was a mountain man who came to Oregon in 1842.

  • He called him a name that no mountain man or boy will allow himself to be called.

    The Silent Alarm Roy J. Snell
  • As a mountain man he preached his faith in the future of the hills.

    When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry Charles Neville Buck
  • A mountain man accompanied him, but he too was a stranger to the boy.

    The Boy from Hollow Hut Isla May Mullins
  • He was a mountain man and mountain men are not schooled in the etiquette of rising when a woman presents herself.

    The Roof Tree Charles Neville Buck
  • He pulled out the quill, unfolded the bit of paper, and read the few crudely written words the mountain man had sent him.

    The Hunted Woman James Oliver Curwood
  • Loyalty to kith and kin is the cornerstone of every mountain man's religion, the very grail of his faith.

    When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry Charles Neville Buck

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