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  • noun Plural form of woodchopper.


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  • Tents were pitched in rows where the buildings were to be constructed; a crude mowing machine which had been hauled all the way from Laramie clipped the grass for the parade ground; woodchoppers and armed soldiers moved out to begin cutting the logs for construction of the thick loopholed walls.


  • When Fetterman came in view of the woodchoppers, he saw no Indians, and it appeared to him that they had been frightened away at his approach.


  • During July 1867. the Fort Phil Kearny woodchoppers opened full operations in the pinery several miles from the fort A small company of soldiers under major J. W. Powell—whose place Fetterman had taken the day he was slain—was stationed nearby.


  • Fetterman acknowledged the order, swung about, and led off at a fast pace down the trail toward the embattled woodchoppers.


  • But I was interested in the preservation of the venison and the vert more than the hunters or woodchoppers, and as much as though I had been the Lord Warden himself; and if any part was burned, though I burned it myself by accident, I grieved with a grief that lasted longer and was more inconsolable than that of the proprietors; nay,


  • No doubt, many of my townsmen have met me returning from this enterprise, farmers starting for Boston in the twilight, or woodchoppers going to their work.


  • Fishermen, hunters, woodchoppers, and others, spending their lives in the fields and woods, in a peculiar sense a part of Nature themselves, are often in a more favorable mood for observing her, in the intervals of their pursuits, than philosophers or poets even, who approach her with expectation.


  • Though the woodchoppers have laid bare first this shore and then that, and the Irish have built their sties by it, and the railroad has infringed on its border, and the ice-men have skimmed it once, it is itself unchanged, the same water which my youthful eyes fell on; all the change is in me.


  • I left those shores the woodchoppers have still further laid them waste, and now for many a year there will be no more rambling through the aisles of the wood, with occasional vistas through which you see the water.


  • It felt weird though, i've been going the to the showgrounds every year for the BDO but never the Royal Show and i missed the music and the woodchoppers were set up where the main stage is supposed to be.

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