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dirt farmer

n. Informal
A farmer who does all the work on his or her property.

dirt farming n.

dirt′ farm`er


n.
a farmer who operates a farm without hired hands or tenants.
[1920–25, Amer.]
dirt′ farm`ing, n.
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Not only was slavery an abomination, but for dirt farmers of the South to take up arms against their country to fight at the behest of profiteering plantation owners to me is the height of patriotic misdirection and proof of the effectiveness of propaganda when it is drilled into the masses.
Another Souleymani work takes inspiration from Grant Wood's "American Gothic." Painted in 1930, this well-known painting portrays a pair of aged dirt farmers, a man and a woman, in the distinctive garb of the rural U.S.
But its ranks were adorned with notable thinkers and artists as well as dirt farmers and factory workers.
The disconnect between the powerless dirt farmers and the powerful estates of government, industry and media depicted in "Peepli Live" left me sad and somewhat breathless.
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The Depression was this country's high-water mark for poverty, unemployment, and despair, and tens of millions of out-of-work and down-on-their-luck Americans recognized their own plight in Steinbeck's saga about dirt farmers scrapping for a job and a meal.
Far from enslaving peasants to ever more expensive seeds sold by monopolistic Western corporations, GM crops have liberated generations of dirt farmers from both economic dependence and destructive agricultural practices.
Many tribes are struggling to demarcate their lands to prevent constant invasions from miners, cattlemen, loggers and poor dirt farmers. In Brasilia, politicians have long criticized the government's effort to set aside some 198 million acres of the Amazon jungle, or 11% of the nation's territory, for indigenous peoples.
Despite remarkable diversity in social and cultural origins (e.g., poor dirt farmers in the South, skilled workers in New England, and farmers and laborers in the Midwest), late-nineteenth-century radicals came to share a common diagnosis of the role of finance in the American political economy and of the principles, if not all the features, of a reform program to restructure the distribution of power in industrial society.
"I came from a very poor area in Holland, and my family grew up scratching a living as dirt farmers. I knew that he wasn't going to end up like that.
Her singing "made the dirt farmers cry like babies and the womens shout Honey, hush!" (6).
A shadow of Shays can be seen only in the Bill of Rights, which spoke to the concerns of the dirt farmers and debtors who had fought the Revolution in the first place but were left out when the blessings of liberty were distributed.