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- n. A female farmer.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A woman who farms.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A woman who farms; a farmer's wife.
"And his wife is the tenant farmeress," said Sarah importantly.
"Yes'm, I don't doubt it," agreed Jack, when he had assimilated this remarkable information, "but how come a farmer and a farmeress have time to give lessons in fishing?"
The farmeress (if I may be permitted to add a new word to our vocabulary) was uprooting her garden flowers and throwing them away.
And farmer grins, and has in cider, and says "B'gum!" and farmeress sniffles a bit and pats the bride on the shoulder.
And Parleyvoo Pickens, the wrong reverend, writes out a marriage certificate, and farmer and farmeress sign it as witnesses.
I have no doubt that an English farmeress in her circumstances would have the neatest little parlour, a tidy maid to wait upon her, and most likely take afternoon tea in a black silk gown.
On the subject of agriculture I have occasionally dwelt at more length, being somewhat of a farmeress, as Arthur Young styles it, and having now studied a considerable portion of France from an agricultural point of view.
Besides her poultry and pigs my farmeress had not much to show me; but a plot of flowers for market, a little corn, and a few olive trees added grist to the mill.
In one of our afternoon rambles we overtook a farmeress, and accepted an invitation to accompany her home.
They managed it together, and they had divided their mother's clothes, and also her rings and ear-rings, her gold skull-cap and head-band and pins, -- the heirlooms of a Dutch farmeress.
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