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synonyms for mossback

  • conservative
  • fuddy-duddy
  • geezer
  • square
  • old fogy
  • old geezer
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How to use mossback in a sentence

"I know that sort of crazy old mossback," muttered Welton as he turned down the mountain.
THE RULES OF THE GAMESTEWART EDWARD WHITE
Two or three miles away was a little clearing where a mossback lived.
FOREST NEIGHBORSWILLIAM DAVENPORT HULBERT
Again the mossback appeared in the doorway, shivering a little in his night-shirt.
FOREST NEIGHBORSWILLIAM DAVENPORT HULBERT
But the asset side of our "mossback's" yearly balance sheet always made the liability side ashamed of itself.
SKOOKUM CHUCK FABLESSKOOKUM CHUCK (PSEUD FOR R.D. CUMMING)
The mossback, who according to popular belief hid himself in the woods until moss grew on his back, might or might not be a tory.
CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION IN ALABAMAWALTER L. FLEMING
I also have sympathy for the mossback particularly because he is the man that needs attention.
CHAPTERS IN RURAL PROGRESSKENYON L. BUTTERFIELD
"That old mossback Reed was right on deck with his rope," remarked Johnny Simms.
THE RIVERMANSTEWART EDWARD WHITE
A fine bunch of whitewater birlers we'd look if we got hung up by an old mossback in a plug hat.
THE RIVERMANSTEWART EDWARD WHITE
The mossback was wide awake now, and he muttered something about "another of those pesky porkies."
FOREST NEIGHBORSWILLIAM DAVENPORT HULBERT
The mossback threw a stick of stove-wood at him, and he lumbered clumsily away across the snow.
FOREST NEIGHBORSWILLIAM DAVENPORT HULBERT
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO MOSSBACK

  • Tory
  • bitter-ender
  • extremist
  • fanatic
  • fundamentalist
  • intransigent
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  • old liner
  • pullback
  • reactionary
  • right-winger
  • rightist
  • standpat
  • standpatter
  • stick-in-the-mud
  • true-blue
  • ultraconservative
  • zealot
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.