low man

low man

- On an actual totem pole, it is really the most important man in the tribe.
See also related terms for tribe.
References in classic literature ?
He was a short, thick-set man, with coarse, commonplace features, and that swaggering air of pretension which marks a low man who is trying to elbow his way upward in the world.
Valentine Millimaki, the low man in the Copper County sheriff's department, is the unfortunate soul who draws the overnight shift after Gload's arrest.
A neophyte high school chess player and low man on the totem pole at his private school discovers his out-of-shape, run-of-the-mill dad was once a controversial grandmaster of the game of chess.
The low man on the totem is reserved for the most honored and most revered; the foundation of the tribal group.
Meltham two handi capper Mear is the low man in a field that includes a number of past champions.
Best advice from a coach: "Keep your butt low, the low man wins
While Alexie's collection has at its heart the examination of human relationships in all their forms, two stories in particular bring queer identity to the fore: the title piece, "The Toughest Indian in the World," which tells the enigmatic story of a Spokane journalist's first sexual experience with a Lummi Indian man; and "Indian Country," which unravels the rambling tale of Low Man Smith's unplanned reunion with his white college friend, Tracy Johnson, who rescues Low Man by getting him out of jail and bringing him to the tumultuous dinner at which she meets her Spokane girlfriend's parents for the first time.
Chief executive James Low man said: "The Commission have identified indications of anti-competitive practices that need further consideration.
But on the Gazette's masthead, Mayfield is a low man on the totem pole.
He followed his first big success, the enormously popular Low Man on a Totem Pole (1941), with more than thirty - five books of anecdotal humor that took potshots at all forms of pomposity and pretension.
I was the low man on the totem pole because I was hired this year," Orton said.