from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A brutal taskmaster.
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- n. a cruel employer who demands excessive work from the employees
- n. the cruel slave dealer in an anti-slavery novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe
After Simon Legree, a cruel slave dealer in the novel Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)