- n. a hired laborer on a farm or ranch
“The hired man who works for me drinks a little sometimes, and last night he was on a spree over at Twaddle's.”
“He had the hired man harness Ralph to the cabriolet, and in an hour they wheeled into town.”
“But gravity got the better of them and over went the load; the hired man (Rueb Dart) clung to his fork, and swung over the load through the air, alighting on his feet none the worse for the adventure.”
“But then they'd go ahead and settle that boundary line and build them a stone fence there; and they'd let their smart-mouth boy move on out of the house and take up as a hired man on a neighbor's farm; and come planting time a half-dozen folks'd come by with sacks of "spare" seed cause Al Miller mentioned they might be a little shy.”
“One such piece, a small hemlock, is over the fireplace, and Father would tell how he told the girls who visited Slabsides that he and the hired man twisted this stick by hand.”
“We left the house after dinner with a yoke of oxen and wood-sleigh freighted with pails and tubs to bring back our expected prize, and the afternoon was well spent before John ” our hired man ” had felled the tree, and by the time we had got the comb into the vessels it was growing dark.”
“Stanley Ketchell, who could beat several chimpanzees, died from a .22 caliber bullet fired from a cheap Flobert rifle belonging to the hired man on a farm in the Ozarks.”
“Your Sergeant Duril had proven to be very capable as an overseer, but you cannot leave the family fortunes in the hands of a hired man and your young sister for too long.”
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