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Norseman

[nawrs-muh n] /ˈnɔrs mən/
noun, plural Norsemen.
1.
Origin of Norseman
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20; Norse + man1
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  • But a heathen at heart and a Norseman in spirit, he did not intend to keep this promise.

  • And let each take his weapons, nor care how many Danes there be to one Norseman.'

  • The reply was as near a shrug of the shoulders as a Norseman can accomplish.

    Elsket Thomas Nelson Page
  • But when Fred hooked the salmon the excitement of the Norseman knew no bounds.

    Chasing the Sun R.M. Ballantyne
  • Fred paused for a moment, and the Norseman sighed and shook his head.

    Chasing the Sun R.M. Ballantyne
  • He is about to hail the approaching Norseman, when a doubt restrains him.

    The Death Shot Mayne Reid
  • “Look yonder,” said the first Norseman, jerking his thumb over his shoulder.

    Steve Young George Manville Fenn
  • “Now, sir, just one word of warning,” said the second Norseman.

    Steve Young George Manville Fenn
  • “Only his way of saying thank you, sir,” replied the Norseman.

    Steve Young George Manville Fenn
  • “The good God only knows,” said the Norseman, taking off his cap.

    Steve Young George Manville Fenn
British Dictionary definitions for Norseman

Norseman

/ˈnɔːsmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
another name for a Viking
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