Pecos Bill


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Pecos Bill: John Henry

Pe′cos Bill′


n.
a legendary cowboy of the American frontier.
References in periodicals archive ?
But it never worked--it was a challenging name, because people would hear it and think they were coming to see Paul Bunyan or Pecos Bill.
In the folklore of the American West, Pecos Bill has been called the creator of the Rio Grande, the lasso, the rodeo and the first cowboy songs.
Tall Tales wonderweek", reunira los cuentos de Johnny Appleseed, Pecos Bill, Paul Bunyan entre otros.
But when pawpaw grower Larry Rossi, a slender bespectacled man, presented me with a freshly picked pawpaw, it was clear that unless you were Paul Bunyan or Pecos Bill, there was no way you could pick up pawpaws and put 'em in your pocket.
When teaching a unit on tall tales, we read about Pecos Bill who lassos a cyclone.
Pecos Bill, Bugs Bunny and Lampwick from ``Pinocchio'' all smoke.
10-video set includes Annie Oakley, Davy Crockett, Creating a Tell Tale, John Henry, Johnny Appleseed, Mesa Humphreys, Old Stormolong, Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill and Regional Tall Tales) 2006.
In the third act, called "Pecos," dancer Ian Casady portrays the mythological Pecos Bill, performing to an evocative commissioned score by Matthew Pierce.
People change his gender, or he's dressed up in all these different costumes--they've made some of them into Paul Bunyan or Pecos Bill.
For Small, the legend of John Henry has more in common with John Brown than it does with Paul Bunyan, or Pecos Bill, or any other tall-tale figure, as Keats, and to some extent Lester, might have us believe.
THE SAD LAMENT OF PECOS BILL ON THE EVE OF KILLING HIS WIFE
Created by journalists, primarily Edward O'Reilly in Century magazine, the Pecos Bill character was said to have been born in Texas about 1832 and raised by coyotes after his parents lost him near the Pecos River.