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peon

pee uhn

  • n  a laborer who is obliged to do menial work

  • On the Andean slopes near Bogota, the Indian peon must still give a day's work without pay to get the hacendado's permission to farm his own plot on moonlit nights.
  • Mexicans from President Crdenas to the poorest peon knew that a fifth column was on the march south of the Rio Grande.
  • Next to the ox that pulls his plow, the Mexican peon's most valued possession is his wistful little burro.
News & Articles

  • Hot Transfers Bring Key New Players to POSSIBLE London Team
    Creative agency POSSIBLE announced today two significant senior appointments to the leadership team in the London office. Jim Chesnutt has been appointed as UK Managing Director and Lucas Peon joins as the Executive Creative Director.
    April 9, 2014 - Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance
Quotes

  • Adam Dunn in Washington Post (blog)
    He was the best player in the game, and I was just a little peon,Dunn said. "It didn't matter who you were. He was always having fun, man. He just fit it in with everyone. He was not like your typical superstar. It was awesome. Awesome...
  • Sushil Kumar Shinde in Times of India
    Speaking at a book release function organised by Diamond Publication here on Saturday, Shinde said: "I failed twice in the SSC exams in the English subject, but I kept trying. I worked as a peon in courts for nine years and faced poverty,...
  • Francis Biddle in Wall Street Journal
    Mr. Biddle wrote: "In the United States one cannot sell himself as a peon or slave -- the law is fixed and established to protect the weak-minded, the poor, the miserable. ......Any such sale or contract is positively null and void and the procuring...

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