Thumbscrew - drunk and disorderly - WORDS, PHRASES or SAYINGS - Origins. - Brownielocks

All but one: a lean and haggard-looking man of some five and forty, who was known to his comrades as Long Jim. On hearing his mate's report he had sunk heavily down on a log, and there he sat, a pannikin of raw spirit in his hand, the tears coursing ruts down cheeks scabby with yellow mud, his eyes glassy as marbles with those that had still to fall.

What eventually confronts serious historians is not a man but a grim-visaged caricature into which has been poured all the ingredients of a super myth. The emerging figure bears little if any resemblance to anyone. Wyatt Earp is made to embody all the spirit of boldness and self-reliance that most modern audiences find secretly satisfying. Fascinated, viewers visualize their hero going into action, answering to no one -- a seemingly unerring master of his own destiny. Using this childishly one-dimensional view of the American West, lesser men find emotional escape in the person of Wyatt Earp. [1]

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