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- n. Alternative form of field hand.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a hired hand on a farm
A fieldhand is a labourer who lives by the sweat of his brow, and eats not what he does not earn.
"There's no water working in the house yet and I'm filthy as a fieldhand."
Begging your bread, forsooth, and mumbling like a fieldhand!
To the car-window sociologist, to the man who seeks to understand and know the South by devoting the few leisure hours of a holiday trip to unravelling the snarl of centuries, -- to such men very often the whole trouble with the black fieldhand may be summed up by Aunt Ophelia's word, "Shiftless!"
The idea that some Colonel Sanders type in a society that forbid slaves from reading would write to his former fieldhand and expect an intelligible reply is absurd.
[…] The idea that some Colonel Sanders type in a society that forbid slaves from reading would write to his former fieldhand and expect an intelligible reply is absurd.
Everybody has it just enough better than the level below him that he's afraid of losing his job and being busted back to fieldhand. "
Satisfactorily, I knew we had something when even the strapping fieldhand dressed as William Wallace looked frightened. "
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