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  • n. Plural form of padrone.

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Examples

  • We are slouching toward something resembling the old Roman system, with patrician citizens who must be padrones for otherwise disenfranchised “freemen.”

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  • Don't Fire Gonzales yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Don\'t Fire Gonzales'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: Before President Bush fired his sorry ass, US Attorney David Iglesias of New Mexico, in a last sad attempt to suck up to his Republican padrones, allowed his chief mouthpiece, Norm Cairns, to speak with me.

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  • Before President Bush fired his sorry ass, US Attorney David Iglesias of New Mexico, in a last sad attempt to suck up to his Republican padrones, allowed his chief mouthpiece, Norm Cairns, to speak with me.

    Don't Fire Gonzales

  • Soon, these padrones, as they were called, were meeting at the headquarters for navy intelligence at 90 Church Street to peruse a giant map of their homeland.

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  • It had been two centuries since the Febrers, forgotten on the sea where there was no longer any commerce, and where only poor padrones and fishermen's sons now made war, had given themselves up to investing their name with a splendrous luxury, which gradually ruined them.

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  • It was being sold to the padrones, who were bringing it to Palma and

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  • One of the padrones intercepted these notifications and sold them to the men for five dollars apiece, making also the usual bargain for a share of their wages.

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  • Commissioner Watchorn had word from his special investigators abroad that the men had been collected in the Balkan States to work for padrones in this country.

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  • The importation of contract laborers, usually under the direction of padrones, from Greece, Italy, and Austria-Hungary.

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  • The steamship companies had to bear the expense of taking them back, but the padrones have not suffered any penalty, and will go on with their unlawful work.

    Aliens or Americans?

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