Top 1000 Words
Top 5000 Words

Example sentences for "backwoodsmen"

Lexicographically close words:
backwater; backwaters; backwood; backwoods; backwoodsman; backyard; backyards; bacon; bacteria; bacterial
  1. But these backwoodsmen knew well that a shout might bring a hornet's nest about their ears, and more than that, custom had taught them to be taciturn as a rule, to be silent and thoughtful, given to deeds and not to words.

  2. Steve was amazed, and watched with a twinkle of amusement in his steady eyes as the band of backwoodsmen shambled into line, a line remarkable rather for its broken appearance and for its irregular gaps than for regularity.

  3. The guns and the courage of thousands of trappers and hardy backwoodsmen were insufficient now to stem the torrent.

  4. However, the backwoodsmen knew what was wanted, and they lay like logs as the Indians drew nearer and nearer, firing as they came.

  5. And while the two at the fire discuss their breakfast of bear's meat, and the two sturdy backwoodsmen stare at the embers and think, let us take a closer look at the camp to which we have already been introduced, and at its surroundings.

  6. There was a low growl from the ragged rank at that, and the backwoodsmen instinctively gripped the barrels of their ponderous muskets.

  7. One desperate onslaught of the backwoodsmen had sent the Frenchmen rolling, sliding, and tumbling down the steep slope till they were out of sight behind the falling bank of snow.

  8. Miles and miles of forest now lie between you and your friends, and there is not the smallest chance of your getting down to them, or they up to you, for the country swarms with our backwoodsmen and Indians.

  9. The work came happily to their hands, for backwoodsmen were skilled in the manufacture of canoes.

  10. Steve at once sent off a couple of the backwoodsmen to speak to the strangers, and in a little while his messengers came back with four trappers similar to themselves.

  11. One of the backwoodsmen had detached himself from his fellows, and while they laboured at the roofing of their fort he had set to work with knife and tomahawk.

  12. Then came another shot, crisp and clear, the missile clipping a bough above the heads of the two gallant backwoodsmen standing beside the gun, and bringing a cloud of frozen snow about their ears.

  13. It is a general practice with the backwoodsmen to make their own shoes, and a regular shoemaker is a scarce article in this part of the world.

  14. We know how certain animals retain the memory of the bad treatment they have received, and it is possible that against backwoodsmen in general he bore some special grudge.

  15. Clothed as backwoodsmen are generally clothed, not over elaborately, his garments bore witness to long and roughish wear.

  16. This story, with Judge Ridgway's comment added, was over the heads of the uneducated young backwoodsmen who listened with heavy gravity, but several of them expressed polite appreciation of it and spoke in complimentary terms of Ted's recital.

  17. At this the uneducated young backwoodsmen who had been in hiding since the late spring of 1917 opened their eyes, several of them repeating the figures in astonishment.

  18. This proposition Clark instantly rejected, and the firing again began, the backwoodsmen beseeching Clark to let them storm the fort; he refused.

  19. Immediately eight backwoodsmen started in chase of the marauders; among them were the two Poes.

  20. He first heard of the advance of the backwoodsmen on September 30th, from the two tories who deserted Sevier on Yellow Mountain.

  21. These five stations were held by backwoodsmen of the usual Kentucky stamp, from the up-country of Pennsylvania, Virginia, and North Carolina.

  22. Footnote: That the contrary impression prevails is due to the boastful vanity which the backwoodsmen often shared with the Indians, and to the gross ignorance of the average writer concerning these border wars.

  23. The backwoodsmen patrolled the town in little squads; while the French in silent terror cowered within their low-roofed houses.

  24. When the three southern provinces lay crushed and helpless at the feet of Cornwallis, the Holston backwoodsmen suddenly gathered to assail the triumphant conqueror.

  25. Some of Clark's backwoodsmen instantly fell on them and killed or captured nine, besides two French partisans who had been out with them.

  26. The backwoodsmen went down the river so swiftly that they took the Chickamaugas completely by surprise, and the few warriors who were left in the villages fled to the wooded mountains without offering any resistance.

  27. During this unceasing flow of words, the Yankee had found the time to drive a capital trade; his merchandise of all kinds was rapidly disappearing, and the more the backwoodsmen laughed, the faster flowed the dollars into the pedlar's pouch.

  28. Upon the word, the backwoodsmen caught hold of the negro's limbs, and began pulling and tugging at them till the poor devil roared as if they had been impaling him.

  29. Seldom or never had the risible nerves of the burly backwoodsmen on board the Ploughboy steamer, been so enormously tickled as by the discovery of this Yankee trick.

  30. While the backwoodsmen were having their laugh out, he took hold of the teapot, examined it deliberately on all sides, at front and back, inside and out, and then shook his head gravely.

  31. But it was in this period that hundreds of North Carolina backwoodsmen crossed the mountains to Tennessee and Kentucky, many of them coming from the heart of the Regulator region.

  32. The backwoodsmen knew that under the free opportunities of his life the abler man would reveal himself, and show them the way.

  33. These frontier garrisons and the self-defense of the backwoodsmen of New England are well portrayed in the pages of Parkman.

  34. The simple, but solemn speech, makes an impression on the assembled backwoodsmen difficult to be described.

  35. A question almost instantly answered in the negative; by old backwoodsmen among the mustered crowd--hunters who know how to interpret "sign" as surely as Champollion an Egyptian hieroglyph.

  36. The distance is still too great for the range of rifles, and backwoodsmen do not idly waste ammunition.

  37. While awaiting reinforcements from these stations, the sixty backwoodsmen prepared to protect themselves and their families.

  38. Several times Harold observed the two backwoodsmen talking with the Seneca chief and looking at the sky, and he thought that their countenances expressed some anxiety.

  39. We had little occasion to fear that the portmanteaus would be lost or injured; but we knew very well that the only way to get them out of the claws of these rough backwoodsmen would be by some well-contrived joke.

  40. It seemed at once to have established us upon a footing of harmony and friendship with the rough backwoodsmen amongst whom we had fallen.

  41. Johnny told admiringly how the backwoodsmen had reloaded their rifles while galloping.

  42. Both the backwoodsmen listened in silence, but without suspending their cooking.

  43. And then I saw what I had not noticed before: that at the belt of each of the tall, silent young backwoodsmen hung one or more wet, heavy, red and black soggy strips.

  44. The backwoodsmen no longer showed any signs of surprise or hesitancy.

  45. It kept him aloof from the loose ways of the young backwoodsmen and aristocrats of the town, with whom otherwise he closely mingled.

  46. Illustration: Many of the homes have but one window] And here is another significant fact: as regards personal property I do not know any race in the world that is more honest than our backwoodsmen of the southern mountains.

  47. The backwoodsmen were loyal to the new American Government--loyal to a man.

  48. Odd, though, that it should be preserved in America by none but backwoodsmen whose ancestors for two centuries never saw the tides!

  49. The qualities of the raw backwoodsmen are printed from untouched negatives in the names he has left upon the map.

  50. The devil himself seems to aid his invention, for he has contrived such ingenious schemes that it is said he has outwitted some of the old backwoodsmen and hunters themselves.

  51. The backwoodsmen regarded him as their man, belonging to their class and representing their interests.

  52. Though very few people had seen Crockett, he had obtained very considerable renown in that community of backwoodsmen as a great bear-hunter.

  53. At a given signal, the war-whoop burst from the lips of the savages, and the wild halloo of the backwoodsmen reverberated through the forest, as both parties rushed forward in the impetuous charge.

  54. The victory was complete, and the backwoodsmen at once started to return to their log hamlets and rough, lonely farms.

  55. He had his spies out in the Northwestern Territory, and became convinced that with a small force of resolute backwoodsmen he could conquer it for the United States.

  56. On the appointed day the backwoodsmen gathered sixteen hundred strong, each man carrying a long rifle, and mounted on a tough, shaggy horse.

  57. It was at this hour that the wild backwoodsmen of the western border gathered to strike a blow for liberty.

  58. Sevier had given a great barbecue, where oxen and deer were roasted whole, while horseraces were run, and the backwoodsmen tried their skill as marksmen and wrestlers.

  59. In the United States there was great enthusiasm for the struggling Texans, and many bold backwoodsmen and Indian-fighters swarmed to their help.

  60. The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "backwoodsmen" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word.