country people love


from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. people raised in or living in a rural environment; rustics
  • n. people living in the same country; compatriots


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  • Babylon Hill, but from what original I could find none of the country people to inform me.

    From London to Land's End

  • French country people take great pride in storing up a quantity of linen; tablecloths, sheets, shirts, pillowcases, often of their own weaving, are piled in the deep clothes-presses.

    Jean Francois Millet

  • In the northern lochs, the herring are in innumerable shoals; at one season, the country people say, the lakes contain one part water and two parts fish.

    English Traits (1856)

  • Meanwhile the mother has seated herself directly in front of them, on a low stool such as is used by country people as a milking-stool.

    Jean Francois Millet

  • The English country people call the flowering of the hawthorn “the may.”

    The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • Upon this remote part of the island we saw great numbers of that famous kind of crows which is known by the name of the Cornish cough or chough (so the country people call them).

    From London to Land's End

  • The school, it seems, drove up the river a great way, even as high as Totnes Bridge, as we heard afterwards; so that the country people who had boats and nets catched as many as they knew what to do with, and perhaps lived upon pilchards for several days.

    From London to Land's End

  • Liguori, 9 Nov., 1732, at Scala, near Amalfi, Italy, for the purpose of labouring among the neglected country people in the neighbourhood of Naples.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Untying the sock, he poured the contents on the table and proceeded to count the coin, which consisted of such silver and copper pieces as the country people were then in the habit of using in paying postage.

    The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln

  • I doubt, however, if these new almanack-makers will create so much confusion as might be supposed, or as they may desire, for I do not find as yet that their system has made its way beyond the public offices, and the country people are particularly refractory, for they persist in holding their fairs, markets, &c. as usual, without any regard to the hallowed decade of their legislators.

    A Residence in France During the Years 1792 1793 1794 and 1795


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