from The Century Dictionary.
- Possessing acres or landed property: used chiefly in composition: as, “many-acred men,” Sir W. Jones, Speech on Ref. of Parl.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Possessing acres or landed property; -- used in composition.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Owning or possessing many
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I'll never have the multi-acred country estate, or the money for fun vacations, etc. and I could see how that realization may make it hard for people to want to work hard to "just get by" every day.
Mr Norton was a heavy, honest old man, who attended to simple conveyancing, and sat amidst the tin boxes of his broad-acred clients.
These are but specimens of the large-acred men of Illinois.
Sought for their kith and their kin among the few-acred farmers
He and his good wife Phoebe had accumulated a snug little property, besides the many-acred farm which was to be his when
Lord Hardwicke, as might have been expected, was among those 'men of metal and large acred squires,' as Disraeli called them, 'the flower of that great party which had been so proud to follow one who had been so proud to lead them, whose loyalty was too severely tried by the conversion of their chief to the doctrines of Manchester,' and early in February he wrote to
London, on the contrary, people laugh at the idea of a man pluming himself upon such distinctions without a difference: in town we have baronets of all sorts -- the "Heathcotes, and such large-acred men," Sir
Praise and promise were far beyond any desert or hope of mine, but I said boldly, "I am no gentleman, but just a plain, few-acred yeoman, who has tried to serve your daughter --"
In his million-acred temple, he stood -- cold, white and useless -- leaning upon his broken staff; while timorous leadership gaped at his still majesty --
"The heat of the air was great, the light was almost blinding, while the shimmer upon the baked surface, added to the swaying of one's feet in soft places, gave rise to the idea that the mighty beast was still breathing, and that its many-acred flank actually moved."