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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FARMERS

In this respect he is better than a dozen farmers each with his two blades of grass.

He had some relations who were farmers, whom he often visited; to them he was probably gone.

They promoted good feeling between the farmers and their labourers.

The farmers from Euclid and Newburgh came in with twenty-eight yoke of cattle.

He was trying to form a union among the laborers, and the farmers were up in arms.

ONCE upon a time there were ten farmers, who were crossing a field together.

In early times most of the Romans were farmers or cattle raisers.

But have the farmers of this State, as a class, heretofore recognized this fact?

When the price of wool is high, the farmers are too reluctant to sell off their sheep, and thus become liable to an overstock.

But what was the social position of the farmers, let me ask—even in this highly favored country—fifty or sixty years ago?

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "one who collects taxes, etc.," from Anglo-French fermer, French fermier, from Medieval Latin firmarius, from firma (see farm (n.)). In the agricultural sense, 1590s, replacing native churl and husbandman.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.