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Cowboy

A slang term for an employee who is hard to manage either because he/she does not work well with others, has a difficult personality, or for some other reason.
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Kotick followed, and the pace astonished him, for he never dreamed that Sea Cow was anything of a swimmer.
I do believe," thought Cadmus, "that this may be the cow that was foretold me.
Haven't I warned you time and again that milk cows are sensitive, nervous?
She picked up the leg sulkily and led her cow away, the poor animal limping on three legs.
Meantime he began to be tired, and hungry too, for he had given away his last penny in his joy at getting the cow.
By the time this feat had been accomplished it began to grow dark, and Tip remembered he must milk the cow and feed the pigs.
In making its circle to come back, the cow lost her bearings sufficiently to miss the stern of the Mary Turner by twenty feet.
In the Book of the Dun Cow, and in another old book called the Book of Leinster, there is written the great Irish legend called the Tain Bo Chuailgne or the Cattle Raid of Cooley.
From the great number of cows which hav been killed, there is a large proportion of bulls.
Late in the evening I heard the distant rumbling of wagons over bridges -- a sound heard farther than almost any other at night -- the baying of dogs, and sometimes again the lowing of some disconsolate cow in a distant barn-yard.
But there had been an important and joyful event: Pava, his best cow, an expensive beast, bought at a show, had calved.
No little Gradgrind had ever associated a cow in a field with that famous cow with the crumpled horn who tossed the dog who worried the cat who killed the rat who ate the malt, or with that yet more famous cow who swallowed Tom Thumb: it had never heard of those celebrities, and had only been introduced to a cow as a graminivorous ruminating quadruped with several stomachs.