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n.1.A member of any tribe or race of savages who have the custom of decapitating human beings and preserving their heads as trophies. The Dyaks of Borneo are the most noted head-hunters.
2.A person whose profession is to find executives to fill open positions in corporations; an executive personnel recruiter; also, a company that performs a similar service.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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He had taken part in an expedition against the head-hunters of Borneo and had known Samoa when it was still an independent state.
"Or, better yet, 'Gold-Hunting Among the Head-Hunters.' My!
They were from an island of cannibals and head-hunters, and they never cried out.
Theirs was the spirit which upheld Darwin among the gauchos of the Argentine or Wallace among the head-hunters of Malaya.
"They're all head-hunters. Heads are valuable, especially a white man's head.
There was a boy who, he said, and none doubted, had helped his father to beat off with rifles from the veranda a rush of Akas in the days when those head-hunters were bold against lonely plantations.
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It is this shift, in which news became politically opaque and commercially profitable at the same time, that allowed the mass media to play a key role in establishing the verisimilitude, plausible and doubtful at the same time, of the organ-stealing head-hunter. Whereas rumours during the New Order could be said to have been a source of resistance to the truth claims of a state-controlled public media (Hidayat 2002), it is my contention that in democratic Indonesia, rumours--and rumours about the occult in particular--are coopted by the free media market as a form of commercially viable 'news' (Bubandt 2012).
Clare worked as an international head-hunter for almost a decade before returning to the North-east in 2007.
HEAD-HUNTER Jamie (Mila Kunis) persuades art director Dylan (Justin Timberlake, both right) to take a job at a New York magazine, and in the process strikes up a friendship with him in Friends with Benefits (Channel 4, 9pm, tonight) Eventually, the pals end up in bed together, but the relationship cynics vow to keep the arrangement strictly physical.