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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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Ms Cowman said that "she had always done things to help herself and she was at an absolute loss, and needed somebody to take care of herself professionally at that point".
Professor Cowman said the researchers were shocked to discover that malaria parasites work in unison to enhance 'activation' into sexually mature forms that can be picked up by mosquitoes, which are the carriers of this deadly disease.
In 1908 when I next visited Calgary with the 101 Ranch Show, I discussed with Harry McMullen, a former old-time cowman, who at that time was General Livestock Agent for the Canadian Pacific Railway, the possibilities of presenting an annual Frontier Day celebration there, this to include world's championship cowboy competitions.
Evetts Haley Mel called Evetts' biography of Charles Goodnight, Cowman and Plainsman (1936), "magisterial" and "Plutarchian." Much of it was later "borrowed" by Larry McMurtry for Lonesome Dove, but the history is better than the fiction.
A number of studies have investigated nurses' motivations for engaging in (Bahn, 2007: Hayajneh, 2009; Joyce & Cowman, 2007; Jukkala, Henly, & Lindeke.
The auction consisted of cocktails and appetizers, a catered dinner, tables of silent auction items, and a live auction that was as entertaining as it was profitable, thanks to our fantastic auctioneer-Brett Cowman from System Three Resins.
He said he'd give me rides if I'd also work as his cowman, and he was true to his word; a few days later I was third on one of his pointers.
The mission statement enables everyone to work towards common goals and most importantly in this context by providing an overarching vision toward which each member may strive (Berg et al, 2003; Ferrari & Cowman, 2004).
The Wurzels may be getting on a bit now (the original line-up formed in the Sixties and current drummer John Morgan is 78) but they put on an energetic set that included The Blackbird, Somerset Jigolo, Farmer Bill's Cowman, Good Old Somerset, Drink up Thy Zider, Shepton Mallet Matador and I Am A Cider Drinker (Paloma Blanca).
At the glamorous TV station where they both worked they called him Tam - Tam Cowman. Tam had a well-rounded intellect and a firm butt - or was it the other way round?
Besides serving as a source of abundant green power, this latest batch of SunCatcher[TM], says Steve Cowman, Stirling Energy Systems chief executive officer, will be produced by the "automotive supply chain that offers high volume production through an assembly line process."