tenant farmer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tenant farmer a farmer who works land owned by someone else
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Usage

In literature:

I am pretty sure the tenants did not see the matter in this light, nor the farmer either.
"Talks on Manures" by Joseph Harris
Only in very exceptional cases has a tenant farmer been elected.
"The Rise of the Democracy" by Joseph Clayton
To-day 90 per cent of the farmers in Denmark own their own farms, while only 10 per cent are tenants.
"Modern American Prose Selections" by Various
Many a farmer imagined that he owned a farm, when he was, actually, merely a tenant of Fetters.
"The Colonel's Dream" by Charles W. Chesnutt
George Hope, born in 1811, was the son of a tenant farmer of the county of East Lothian, now represented in Parliament by Mr. Gladstone.
"Captains of Industry" by James Parton
This made it necessary for both farmers and tenants to find other means of livelihood.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 6, 1921" by Various
James Allardyce of Boyndsmill, tenant of Cobairdy, was also a great farmer, but of a different stamp.
"Cattle and Cattle-breeders" by William M'Combie
I had been riding over the moors to visit a tenant-farmer who lived at some distance, and did not return until twilight.
"The Return Of The Soul" by Robert S. Hichens
In Ireland we find seven hundred thousand tenant-farmers, who with their families represent a population of more than three million people.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13" by Elbert Hubbard
All the tenant farmers, their wives, and their children, together with the cottagers and labourers on the estate, were invited.
"Roger Trewinion" by Joseph Hocking
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In news:

Delta tenant farmers sang 'Boll Weevil Blues' as they lived it.
Andrew Wyeth in his Chadds Ford studio in 1961 with his painting Tenant Farmer on the easel.
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