roughneck

All Noun
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  • Why, say, how would he be any relation of a roughneck like me? Cited from The Coming of Bill, by P. G. Wodehouse
  • When a roughneck does something for you, it's proper to hand him some of your loose change. Cited from Poor Man's Rock, by Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • Get me to doll you up, will you, you impossible roughneck? Cited from The She Boss, by Arthur Preston Hankins
  • He has been a roughneck, worked on a woods crew and sold shoes and mobile homes.
  • He joined his father as a pipeliner and roughneck in the oil and gas fields.
  • "I'm just trying to keep you from dancing with all these roughneck riders." Cited from Judith of the Godless Valley, by Honore Willsie
  • He began his career as a roughneck and roustabout in the oil fields of Texas.
  • And I'll get me a roughneck with a gun, too, and see that he pays. Cited from The She Boss, by Arthur Preston Hankins
  • Any Rocky Mountain roughneck mean enough for that would 'a' just killed you once and been done with it. Cited from Copper Streak Trail, by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
  • He also appeared in the motion picture Roughneck.
  • The word roughneck was in use in the U.S. oil drilling industry even earlier and had a similar meaning.
  • Said he'd cut his throat before playin' in a roughneck orchestra and who did she think he was to do such a thing? Cited from A Thousand and One Afternoons in Chicago, B. Hecht
  • The ideal of the hard-working, tough roughneck has been adopted by several sports teams who use the phrase as part of their name or logo.
  • Roughneck is a slang term for a person whose occupation is hard-manual labor working on oil rigs.
  • As a young man, Gee worked for a time as a roughneck in the Mississippi oil fields.
  • He worked to support his family as a door-to-door photograph salesman and as a roughneck for an oil driller.
  • After that he worked on farms, as a roughneck and later as an insurance broker.
  • The conviction that he was a roughneck deepened in him and tied his tongue. Cited from The Coming of Bill, by P. G. Wodehouse
  • Harder jumped King from behind at the beginning to the match and continued to use roughneck tactics on King.
  • He took the Manual High Bulldog and made it into a roughneck.
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