farm worker

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n farm worker a hired hand on a farm
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Usage

In literature:

Ten workers returned to him, when he was prepared to resume his farm, but he was destitute of everything beside.
"The Life of Francis Marion" by William Gilmore Simms
It does not pay to farm a small piece of land where all the workers have to be hired.
"Three Acres and Liberty" by Bolton Hall
ZEPHYRIN, a worker on the farm of La Borderie.
"A Zola Dictionary" by J. G. Patterson
Farm workers were so rare that they were able to demand wages at double or triple the pre-plague rate.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
Joseph's father was the shoemaker for all the farm hands and all adult workers.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
It was little that I saw of my old school companions now that I had become a farm worker and spent my days in the fields.
"The Pilots of Pomona" by Robert Leighton
For the fairly robust, gardening or farming are good occupations, such workers getting pure air, continuous exercise, and little brain-work.
"Epilepsy, Hysteria, and Neurasthenia" by Isaac G. Briggs
Apprentices, farm hands, factory workers are slaves.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
She unbent from mistress to fellow-worker, and they talked the scandal of a dozen farms.
"Joanna Godden" by Sheila Kaye-Smith
Except for farm life, the husband became an outside worker and the older boys followed him to the distant shop or factory.
"Religious Education in the Family" by Henry F. Cope
On the farm I was without the gates in person but my influence was within, among the workers.
"From the Bottom Up" by Alexander Irvine
So long as the plane was in sight, all the farm-workers stared open-mouthed.
"In Apple-Blossom Time" by Clara Louise Burnham
THE GABLED FARM; or, Young Workers for the King.
"The Girls of St. Olave's" by Mabel Mackintosh
The man who successfully manages a farm must be interested in it and in its various phases, whether he be a renter or a worker.
"Rural Life and the Rural School" by Joseph Kennedy
It was loaded with farm workers.
"A Yankee Flier Over Berlin" by Al Avery
Members of agricultural cooperatives are classified as peasants, whereas employees of state farms are considered workers.
"Area Handbook for Romania" by Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
They are all practical men, hard workers, close to the farm and the farmer.
"The Romance of the Reaper" by Herbert Newton Casson
So a landlord may farm land, but in so far as he farms land he is a farmer, and therefore a worker.
"Britain for the British" by Robert Blatchford
Mr. Brown rents 2,500 acres for cash, 400 on shares, and farms 600 himself with wage workers.
"Following the Color Line" by Ray Stannard Baker
This morning it had lain in its place neglected by reason of the coming of the delegation from the farm workers.
"The Way of the Strong" by Ridgwell Cullum
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In news:

What began during the Depression as a small service for Japanese farm workers conducted inside people's homes celebrated 50 years as the Mountain View Buddhist Temple last weekend.
Settlement in workers suit against meatpacker Creekstone Farms awaits judge's approval.
A worker lifts a sturgeon from a pond at a fish farm in Riofrío, Spain.
The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement.
Woman sues Deere , claiming the farm-implement company did nothing to stop racial taunts from co-workers, a demotion, and a doll painted black hanging on her garage door.
At that forum, Green Party candidate Donald Hassig called for foreign workers on farms in the North Country to be rounded up and deported .
Lynn's February 2012 cover story, "Killing the Competition," looked at the effects of monopoly power on workers in the technology, farming, and publishing sectors, as well a number of other industries.
Adrian Barrera leads a crew of migrant farm workers from Mexico who pick apples at Baugher Farms.
The federal government is accusing a northern Michigan farm of failing to pay minimum wage to migrant workers.
He wanted to know if the city council has any interest at looking into a housing grant so the city could provide farm worker housing.
Farm workers lovingly tend to their vineyards throughout the spring and summer, and then hand harvest their grapes in the early fall.
A Burmese worker sucks on an Oolong tea leaf while picking tea during a harvest at the Suwirun Tea farm in the hills outside of Chaing Rai on Nov 11, 2012, in Thailand.
A supporter holds up a United Farm Workers banner before President Barack Obama announced the establishment of the César E Chávez National Monument on Monday in Keene.
The city's first discussion on pursuing a $400,000 federal grant to build or purchase farm worker housing met stiff opposition from members of the League of United Latin American Citizens.
The UFW, which is pushing for immigration reform, launched a "Take Our Jobs" campaign this past summer, welcoming Americans to fill jobs of immigrant farm workers, some of whom are undocumented.
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