Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An overseer appointed by the possessor or proprietor of a farm to direct and superintend the farming operations.

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Examples

  • To-day I was all for continuing to be farm-bailiff; to-morrow, on the authority of

    The Moonstone

  • The farm-bailiff had his own trouble, but he kept it to himself.

    Tales from Many Sources Vol. V

  • And when his son had gone for the perch, and John Broom was safely on the ground, laughing, bleeding, and triumphant, the farm-bailiff said, --

    Tales from Many Sources Vol. V

  • The other shall be described in the graphic language of that acute observer the farm-bailiff.

    Tales from Many Sources Vol. V

  • As to the farm-bailiff, perhaps no one felt more or said less than he did on John Broom's return.

    Tales from Many Sources Vol. V

  • "Ye'll get yer neck thrawed," said the farm-bailiff.

    Tales from Many Sources Vol. V

  • The one-eyed sailor had told him that the captain always took orphans and poor friendless lads to be his cabin-boys, and John Broom thought what a nice kind man he must be, and how different from the farm-bailiff, who thought nobody could be trustworthy unless he could show parents and grand-parents, and cousins to the sixth degree.

    Tales from Many Sources Vol. V

  • Moved by similar enthusiasm, the cowherd took the pledge also, and if he didn't keep it, he certainly drank less, chiefly owing to the vigilant oversight of the farm-bailiff, who now exercised his natural severity almost exclusively in the denunciation of all liquors whatsoever, from the cowherd's whiskey to Thomasina's elder-flower wine.

    Tales from Many Sources Vol. V

  • With Scotch caution, the farm-bailiff seldom exceeded the safe title of

    Tales from Many Sources Vol. V

  • The farm-bailiff had wanted him, and he had kept out of the way.

    Tales from Many Sources Vol. V

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