crofter crofter

Definition(s):

  • (n) an owner or tenant of a small farm in Great Britain

Usage(s):

  1. When a poor crofter's son named Daniel Macmillan went to London to make his fortune, he had little more than his Scottish canniness and a strong desire to become a book publisher.
  2. After seven weeks of it, he came home again to be a crofter on a small farm.

News

  • Picking up the pieces after the Obama ‘transformation’

    Sol W. Sanders When a young, flibbertigibbet reporter asked the old Edwardian Harold Macmillan what might derail implementing the prime minister’s promised political agenda, he rejoined, “Events, dear boy, events!” For pseudo-aristocrat that he might have been – his grandfather was a Scottish crofter, his mother quintessentially Midwestern American – Macmillan knew well and [...]
    on August 26, 2013     Source: World Tribune

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