ranch hand

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Noun1.ranch hand - a hired hand on a ranchranch hand - a hired hand on a ranch    
cowboy, cowhand, cowherd, cowman, cowpoke, cowpuncher, puncher, cattleman - a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback
hired hand, hired man, hand - a hired laborer on a farm or ranch; "the hired hand fixed the railing"; "a ranch hand"
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It follows the able biographer's Pulitzer Prize-winning The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (1979) in which Morris chronicled Roosevelt's meteoric progress from his childhood in a prominent patrician family in Manhattan, through his years as a privileged Harvard preppy and tough North Dakota ranch hand, to a succession of political and military positions--among them the New York State assemblyman, New York City commissioner of police, heroic and famed leader of the Rough Riders in the Spanish-American War, a governor of New York, and, briefly, vice president.
THIS rootin' tootin' show-stopping tale of love between a ranch hand and a girl who are both too stubborn to admit their true feelings rolled into town last night.
After dinner, guests gather around the fireplace as the Ranch Hand Band plays cowboy classics.
New Mexico, to shoot down a ranch hand suspected of murder.
The researchers examined 872 veterans who had participated in Operation Ranch Hand, which sprayed defoliants over about 3.
05pm Randolph Scott stars in this wellcharacterised Western as a ranch hand travelling on a stagecoach that is hijacked by outlaws.
His role as a sexually conflicted ranch hand in Brokeback Mountain earned him more rave reviews, and he's followed this with Zodiac, Rendition, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and Source Code.
The Kid was a ranch hand and gunslinger in the bloody Lincoln County War, a feud between factions vying to dominate the dry goods business and cattle trading in southern New Mexico.
She is a homemaker and worked as a ranch hand from 1974 to 1990.
Orphaned at the age of nine, Tom Ketchum was raised by his older brothers, and worked as an itinerant trail driver and ranch hand before he committed his first murder.
But Virgil and Everett's tactics fail to scare Bragg, and they are only able to arrest him once a ranch hand agrees to testify he witnessed his boss committing cold-blooded murder.
At its tragic heart is Ledger's turn as Ennis Del Marr, a stoic ranch hand who falls in love with Jake Gyllenhaal's Jack Twist, but is never able to accept his sexuality.