from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hired laborer on a farm.


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  • I knew that Jacob was no threat, not since that incident with the apprentice farm-hand several Christmases ago, an incident that made old Jacob too scared to go within a hundred yards of the holly tree, let alone even contemplate tupping.

    Dolly the Sheep

  • I also just finished writing a book on making your own sewing patterns, which will be out in september. i am also working as a farm-hand and learning how to be a farmer!

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  • Olympic Cellars will pair a tank sample of Müller-Thurgau, an unusual specialty of the region, with "farm-hand feta" from Fairaview Farm.

    Wine, Cheese Meet

  • They suggested an uninteresting idea that somehow he might find it economical to go venturing as a waiter or farm-hand.

    Our Mr. Wrenn

  • But culturally I am different from the miner, the navvy, and the farm-hand: lay the emphasis on that and you may arm me against them.

    The Road to Wigan Pier

  • Economically, I am in the same boat with the miner, the navvy, and the farm-hand; remind me of that and I will fight at their side.

    The Road to Wigan Pier

  • Petter, the farm-hand, lay sick in the room next door, and I would hurry out eagerly whenever

    A Wanderer Plays on Muted Strings

  • It is the same with men working on the roads or railways, with all factory-hands; even the mechanic is looked down upon, and as for the farm-hand, he is a very slave!

    A Wanderer Plays on Muted Strings

  • A curious piece of news awaited me: Falkenberg had taken service with the Captain as a farm-hand.

    Under the Autumn Star

  • 'Back in Tempelhof I have two mechanics for this machine, one a farm-hand from Swabia, the other a blacksmith's assistant from the Harz.

    Where Eagles Dare


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