crofter :

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

  • 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.
  • In Flying Saucer from Mars Author Allingham even prints photographs of the Martian, looking very like a crofter with galluses flapping, and (separately) of his saucer, which has .
  • After seven weeks of it, he came home again to be a crofter on a small farm.
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  • 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 [...]
    Aug. 26, 2013 - World Tribune

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