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  • n. A labourer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A laborer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A laborer.


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  • They figure in Chaucer's narrative, because Chaucer _loves_ them; he loves his plowman, "a true swinker and a good," who has strength enough and to spare in his two arms, and helps his neighbours for nothing; he suffers at the thought of the muddy lanes along which his poor parson must go in winter, through the rain, to visit a distant cottage.

    A Literary History of the English People From the Origins to the Renaissance


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  • Someone who will do a job that no one else will, according to NPR's Says You.

    September 19, 2015