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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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4) Initially, there is little to distinguish Dora, who never posts the letters paid for by the illiterate migrants, from the feudal-style landowner in Barren Lives, who swindles uneducated cowhands.
This cowhand hollers "hi ho shmendrick" and "yippie, ooo, ooo, who-ha
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.
Some of his early films included "Duck Soup" with the Marx Brothers, "Wonder Bar" with Al Jolson and "Rhythm on the Range" with Bing Crosby, in which he amused audiences and co-workers alike when he sang "I'm an Old Cowhand.
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.
On all three haciendas, the necessary worker types (farmworker, cowhand, mule-skinner, artisan) included all of the major racial types (indio, mestizo, mulato), without any obvious segregation.
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?
Upfield immigrated to Australia in 1911 and was a sheepherder, gold miner, cowhand, soldier, and fur trapper before turning to writing.
Hello, I'm Hector Gonzalez from La Selva," he says quietly to Carlos Harkin, a cowhand who is well respected by his neighbors.
Barren Lives, 1961), his best work, details the sufferings of an illiterate cowhand.
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.