- one of the ancient Scandinavians, especially a member of the group that from about the 8th to the 11th century made many raids and established settlements in Great Britain, Ireland, many parts of continental Europe, and probably in parts of North America.
Origin of Northman
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Following Generation Kill, he was cast as Northman in the sexy vampire series True Blood.Alexander Skarsgard on 'Melancholia,' 'True Blood,' and More
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He was a robust Northman, bearded, and in the force of his age.
Drops of fog hung on the yellow beard and moustaches of the Northman.
In that world, then, there was once upon a time a Commanding Officer and a Northman.
The Northman let himself fall on it, his hands still in his pockets.
Into this dark spot the Northman rowed his vessel and landed with his men.Erling the Bold
- another name for a Viking
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