hired man

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hired man - a hired laborer on a farm or ranchhired man - a hired laborer on a farm or ranch; "the hired hand fixed the railing"; "a ranch hand"
farm worker, farmhand, field hand, fieldhand - a hired hand on a farm
drover, herdsman, herder - someone who drives a herd
laborer, labourer, manual laborer, jack - someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
ranch hand - a hired hand on a ranch
hostler, ostler, stableboy, stableman, groom - someone employed in a stable to take care of the horses
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The hired man was still drying his wet feet at the stove, and Ethan could only give Mattie a quick look as he said beneath his breath: "I'll be back early.
But the hired man, though seldom loth to accept a meal not included in his wages, opened his stiff jaws to answer slowly: "I'm obliged to you, but I guess I'll go along back.
She gave one screech--the hired man said he never heard such a sound in all his life--he said it would ring in his ears till Gabriel's trump drove it out.
In Siberia he has settled down as the hired man of a well-to-do peasant, in which capacity he works in the kitchen-garden, teaches children, and attends to the sick.
I am not a hired man, or a workman, Christie," said her father sharply.
He said, however, the hired man caused grave damage to the compartment.
Wolf of Wall Street star DiCaprio flew in to Rio where he is believed to have hired Man City owner Sheikh Mansour's PS400million yacht for himself and 21 pals.
My favourite read-of-the-week The Hired Man (Aminatta Forna) Bloomsbury, 9781408843161, BD4.
We're going to need good relations with our neighbors, and if telling them you're my hired man - and me bossing you like you are - will keep them from getting all rankled, well so what?
My father's cousins would send a hired man with the skidder and the hired man would link a chain around the tractor's front axle.
I leaped from Tommy to Seussical to My Land's Shore to The Hired Man, which was amazing.
He also played Caesar in an extract from Caesar and Cleopatra for the 50th anniversary celebration of Middlesbrough Theatre, where he has directed three musicals: Oklahoma and The Hired Man (for Teesside Musical Theatre Company) and Cabaret (for MLT).