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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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backwoodsmanback‧woods‧man /ˈbækwʊdzmən/ noun (plural backwoodsmen /-mən/) [countable]  1 COUNTRYSIDEsomeone who lives in the backwoods2 British EnglishPGP a member of a political party or parliament, especially the House of Lords, who is not very active politically and only sometimes votes, attends meetings etc
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backwoodsmanThere are certain backwoodsmen fighting on crop assurance while 70-80 % of the industry is behind it.Lord Hesketh, the government's chief whip, knows that backwoodsmen need delicate handling.
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