from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A farmer who operates a dairy-farm.


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  • Woodend became altogether distasteful to him; and as he had obtained both substance and experience by his management of that little farm, he resolved to employ them as a dairy-farmer, or cowfeeder, as they are called in Scotland.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • The second year, she was upgraded to a Dutch dairy-farmer costume and the production company acquired an actual cow.

    HBO's Queen Sheila Is Ogling Koppel But Also Loves Porn

  • When my aunt* and cousin from Richmond, VA visited recently, I had an experience that felt straight out of a Michael Moore documentary where America seems like crazy-land--trying to explain the Atkins diet to my dairy-farmer uncle:

    You Want Some Cheese With That Bread?

  • Vowing vengeance on the young lime-burner for his mischievous interference between a nobleman and his secretly-wedded wife, the dairy-farmer determined to balk him.

    The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid

  • Anyway the cow worries me with its continual fog-horn, and I thought I would write to the owner (a small local dairy-farmer) to see if he could manage to find another field in which to batten this cow, where it could moo till it broke its silly tonsils for all I should care; so I indited this to him: --

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, 1920-01-28

  • Any one who has pondered on the ways of the meadow-ant – that influential dairy-farmer, with her prosperous herds of aphides, cared for with the same transparently self-interested devotion as the cottager's pig; and on the mind of the aphis – which allows itself to be milked and driven with such cowlike placidity; and on the hill-ants – who surreptitiously milk each other's cows – need never be dull.

    The Spring of Joy: A Little Book of Healing

  • He wore the ordinary white pinner and leather leggings of a dairy-farmer when milking, and his boots were clogged with the mulch of the yard; but this was all his local livery.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • The nature of his country led the Hollander to be either a sailor or a dairy-farmer, not an artisan or operative.

    History of Holland

  • She likes you very well, but she will want me to look a little higher than a small dairy-farmer, and marry a professional man.

    The Return of the Native

  • Marin County offers some important advantages to the dairy-farmer.

    Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands


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