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  • noun A Bushman.


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Dutch boschjesman.


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  • Hottentots are not, as it is said, thought well of -- being even tipsier than the rest; but I may see a full-blood one, and even a true Bosjesman, which is worth a couple of hours 'drive; and the place is said to be beautiful.

    Letters from the Cape

  • (Bosjesman for something desperately insulting I have no doubt) — conscious of an affectionate yearning towards that noble savage, or is it idiosyncratic in me to abhor, detest, abominate, and abjure him?

    Reprinted Pieces

  • A something with a scarf round its neck, and a slipshod speech issuing from behind the scarf; more depraved, more foolish, more ignorant, more unable to believe in any noble or good thing of any kind, than the stupidest Bosjesman.

    The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices

  • In the skeleton of a male Bosjesman, in the same collection, the proportions, by the same measurement, to the spinal column, taken as 100, are — the arm 78, the leg 110, the hand 26, and the foot 32.


  • Or it will assume the form of a bush, if indulged, till Sally is almost hidden under it, as the Bosjesman under his version of Birnam Wood, that he shoots his assegai from.

    Somehow Good

  • He was not much superior in development to the anthropoid apes that we now know -- in fact, there is less difference between an orang and a Bosjesman than there is between the primitive man and the modern Caucasian man.

    The Ethics of Drink and Other Social Questions Joints In Our Social Armour

  • The Hottentot or Bosjesman tribe -- the negro "Bushmen" of South Africa -- are described by M. Bory de St. Vincent as forming the transition between man and the genera of Orangs and Gibbons.

    Cause and contrast : an essay on the American crisis,

  • Their women, particularly those of the Bosjesman, according to Soemmerring,

    Cause and contrast : an essay on the American crisis,

  • Mean as the meal was, on the bare board, with its old gallipots for cups, and what not other sordid makeshifts; shabby as the woman was in dress, and toning down towards the Bosjesman colour, with want of nutriment and washing, --- there was positively a dignity in her, as the family anchor just holding the poor shipwrecked boiler-maker's bark.

    The Uncommercial Traveller

  • This woman, like the last, was woefully shabby, and was degenerating to the Bosjesman complexion.

    The Uncommercial Traveller


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