• WordNet 3.6
    • n contadino an Italian farmer
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n contadino In Italy, a countryman or peasant; a rustic.
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In literature:

All the latent superstition that dwells in the contadino was stirred as dust by a wind.
"A Spirit in Prison" by Robert Hichens
The contadino had become a freethinker since the accession of the house of Savoy.
"The Parisians, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Guglielmo, the contadino, will sleep in the house, I know.
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens
Mustafa's a contadino; I know his pa and ma; they changed him when only five years old.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3, No. 1 January 1863" by Various
Christ appears to the Magdalene, to Luke, to Matthew and to a contadino.
"Castellinaria and Other Sicilian Diversions" by Henry Festing Jones
Rafael spoke to the smiling contadino and asked if they might follow him to the harvest.
"Rafael in Italy" by Etta Blaisdell McDonald
One evening while they sat there a half-witted contadino slouched out of the chapel and begged from them.
"What Not" by Rose Macaulay
A play that was not sung would not seem a play to the Tuscan contadino.
"Essays in the Study of Folk-Songs (1886)" by Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
Brunelleschi told his friend that he had put upon his cross a contadino and not a figure like that of Christ.
"The Story of Florence" by Edmund G. Gardner

In poetry:

Quiet landscapes, sweet and lonely,
Silvery sea, and shadowy glade,
Forest lakes by man forsaken,
Where the white fawn's steps are stayed;
And contadinos straying
'Neath the Pantheon's solemn shade.
"Twilight" by Marietta Holley