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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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Lee Marvin is superb as the simple cowhand, and Jeanne Moreau exudes the futility of hope in trying to transcend her "profession" as a soiled dove.
An old cowhand comes riding into town on a hot, dusty day and stops in front of the saloon.
You wonder if the old cowhand has trouble picturing tourists bedding down where he and other paniolos used to set up rough trail camps during roundups.
Then I thought about some so-called golden oldies, such as See You Later Alligator, I'm An Old Cowhand, How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?
E[acute accent]"Tall in the Saddle" -- In this fast-paced western, John Wayne stars as Rocklin, a cowboy who, upon arriving at a ranch to work as a cowhand, finds his employer was just murdered.
A rancher hires a cowhand, who repays his kindness by embarking on a torrid affair with his wife 1956***
Not being a natural rider, having only been on horseback three times before, I was a little apprehensive about trying life as a cowhand at Willow Lane Ranch, just south west of Calgary in the Canadian province of Alberta.
White portrays 11 "Normal" characters including Liz Esperanza, a cross-addicted adult-child lesbian of color, Dean Lee Smith, a riled old cowhand who hates Dallas and everything about it, and Bobby, an 8 year-old boy who witnesses a life-altering tragedy.
It was almost as if I were several different people-a preacher, a spud-picker, a cowhand, a clown, a sign-painter, a healer, a bootlegger, a president of the Indian YMCA.
Edward James Olmos starred as Gregorio Cortez, a young cowhand who kills a sheriff when an interpreter turns the sheriff's innocent question into a dangerous threat.
The men strut their spurs quite pleasingly on "I'm An Old Cowhand From the Rio Grande," while the women perform most strongly on "Dream.