Cowboy

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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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To pick up additional cash, Duke worked as an extra in crowd scenes, which sometimes was as simple as putting on a cowboy hat and standing at the back of a group of movie cowpunchers in large outdoor shots.
The cowpunchers Lin and Chancy Bryce seek shelter from the long arm from the law by earning a living working as cowpunchers at a widow's ranch.
The western expansion after the Civil War sent droves of settlers pushing toward the Pacific, including many willing to work as cowpunchers to satisfy a growing American hunger for beef.
The town is alive with cardplayers friendly women drunks and restless cowpunchers all ready to tell you stories and take everything you got.
Leah promises to give a rip-roaring performance in the title role, ably supported by her fellow gun-slinger, cowpunchers, cowboys and girls.
Most cowboys were forced to sell their labor for low wages and under poor working conditions, and cowpunchers trying to compete as small owners were often accused of rustling by the large interests and were subjected to the violence of vigilantes and private detectives like Pinkerton's Charlie Siringo (1912).
So in reality most true cowpunchers were not gun wise in the Hollywood icon sense.
This book provides a collection of biographies of dozens of young people who made a mark in American history, including explorers, planters, spies, cowpunchers, sweatshop workers, and civil rights activists.