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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HEAD MAN

Our looks deceived the head man of the boarders, who answered that we were very poor.

A flight is reported to their head man and he figures out just how far we can fly.

The solitary American rode on until he was alongside their head man.

He looked at his head man, who had approached the table, then he pulled out his watch.

Wade will rally when worst comes to worst, and be the head man in extremities.

You're going to get a shock when you see who the Head Man is.

I announced my intentions to the head man of the kraal, who was delighted.

One was the chief doctor; another was the head man in the market.

Lewis had the head man and about a couple of dozen others in camp.

On his return to the tent, the head man was pointed out to him.

WORD ORIGIN

"chief man, leader," Old English heafodman; see head (adj.) + man (n.). Cognate with German Hauptmann "captain."

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