cottier

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cottier a medieval English villein
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cottier In Great Britain and Ireland, a person who hires a small cottage, with or without a plot of land. Cottiers commonly aid in the work of the landlord's farm.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cottier See cotter.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Cottier a cottar: an Irish tenant
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. cotier,. See Coterie, and cf. Cotter

Usage

In literature:

He met but few persons, and those only cottiers.
"The Man" by Bram Stoker
Up to this time such was not the habit of Irish cottiers.
"Castle Richmond" by Anthony Trollope
They will keep only a few miserable cottiers.
"Political Pamphlets" by George Saintsbury
All the rest are Catholics, 14 of these being cottier tenants.
"Ireland Under Coercion (2nd ed.) (2 of 2) (1888)" by William Henry Hurlbert
In equally poor case with the cottiers is the woman who keeps the village shop at Derryinver.
"Disturbed Ireland" by Bernard H. Becker
Then next in order came the cottiers, whose holding probably ran to not more than five acres.
"Mediaeval Socialism" by Bede Jarrett
His proper name was Cottier; he had always been known as Jemy-Lord.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
In my immediate neighbourhood the cottier system of having five or six acres is more practised than in the county of Clare.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 367, May 1846" by Various
On the opposite bank sit in dreary solitude a starving cottier and his family.
"English Caricaturists and Graphic Humourists of the Nineteenth Century." by Graham Everitt
Only some of the cottiers are said to hold in villainage.
"Villainage in England" by Paul Vinogradoff
The evils of the cottier system are notorious.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 64 No. 396 October 1848" by Various
There he was, simply the cottier's son, full of inherited tradition in regard to rural coquetry.
"Red Rowans" by Flora Annie Steel
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In poetry:

Giving himself to cheer and light
The cottier's else o'ershadowing murk,
Filling his hand with cheerful work,
And all his being with delight:
"The Meetings Of The Flowers" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

A Q&A with Gilles Cottier , president of SAFC, on recent industry trends.
Acorn 's management team, led by CEO Phil Cottier and Managing Director Estelle Gorby will lead the business.
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