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woodlander

[woo d-luh n-der] /ˈwʊd lən dər/
noun
1.
an inhabitant of the woods.
Origin of woodlander
1765-1775
First recorded in 1765-75; woodland + -er1
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  • The other woodlander arose the moment the door was closed behind his companion.

    Sea-Dogs All!

    Tom Bevan
  • The woodlander hesitated a moment as if he were considering.

    A Daughter of the Forest

    Evelyn Raymond
  • The first was a woodlander, tall and gaunt, striding beside his ass, whose panniers were laden with p. 27charcoal.

  • When he woke he saw that he had wandered far, and was glad when he came to a woodlander's cottage.

  • Beatrix, does any woodlander come from the forest to the castle walls and there give signal intended for you alone?

    The Strong Arm Robert Barr
  • Without another word the woodlander turned and moved rapidly along a narrow path through the brushwood.

    Green Fire Fiona Macleod

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