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.
For Harrisburg, Ashton Hall was low man with an 81, while Andrew Bittle carded a 85 and Krayton Morse bought in an 87.
Summary: Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], May 14 (ANI): Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday termed former Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar's 'Neech Aadmi' (low man) remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi as uncultured.
"Deran (Jake Weary) leads the charge in planning the weed heist," the synopsis for "Low Man" teases.
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.
It shows an office worker carrying a pile of papers and referring to himself as the "low man on the totem pole,'' which is obviously indicating a position of low importance.
"Leverage" means that when you are blocking, tackling or fighting off a blocker, the "low man will win." The physics are simple: The lower player gets to use his legs and the higher player can only use his arms.
They come from the reserve and try to talk their daughter into leaving her girlfriend, only to get embroiled in a fight with a passing stranger Low Man, and their daughter and her girlfriend.
Meltham two handi capper Mear is the low man in a field that includes a number of past champions.
"Low Man" tells of Benny Assissi and his breaking point.
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.