gentleman farmer


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gentleman farmer

n. pl. gentlemen farmers
A man of independent means who farms chiefly for pleasure rather than income.
Translations

gentleman farmer

nsignorotto di campagna
References in classic literature ?
He certainly was not a manufacturer; nor was he a merchant or a gentleman farmer.
My father, as you know, was a sort of gentleman farmer in -shire; and I, by his express desire, succeeded him in the same quiet occupation, not very willingly, for ambition urged me to higher aims, and self-conceit assured me that, in disregarding its voice, I was burying my talent in the earth, and hiding my light under a bushel.
At King's School, as at Blackstable Vicarage, a tradesman was anyone who was not lucky enough to own land (and here a fine distinction was made between the gentleman farmer and the landowner), or did not follow one of the four professions to which it was possible for a gentleman to belong.
This uncle was Thomas Melville, president of the Berkshire Agricultural Society, and a successful gentleman farmer.
Another mile would bring them to Stone Court, and at the end of the first half, the house was already visible, looking as if it had been arrested in its growth toward a stone mansion by an unexpected budding of farm-buildings on its left flank, which had hindered it from becoming anything more than the substantial dwelling of a gentleman farmer.
Pullet had married a gentleman farmer, and had leisure and money to carry her crying and everything else to the highest pitch of respectability.
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The eccentric tweed-clad gentleman farmer with two of the most recognisable eyebrows in Britain, is back for series two of Normal For Norfolk.
His extensively annotated writings follow the 27-year-old lieutenant forward to the 36-year-old would-be gentleman farmer and offer insights about the War, catching him at different phases of his life.
The former sports commentator and broadcaster has always been a gentleman farmer, planting organic rice, corn and vegetables and raising free-range chicken and hybrid goats and sheep, reports Inquirer columnist Ramon Tulfo.
After months of preparation, his hard work will be put to the test as Desmond's family and friends arrive for the first shoot, but it is up to the gentleman farmer to put on a good show.
NORMAL FOR NORFOLK BBC2, 10pm Gentleman farmer Desmond MacCarthy's attempts to keep his 17th-century manor house afloat.