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.
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gentleman farmer

nsignorotto di campagna
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He certainly was not a manufacturer; nor was he a merchant or a gentleman farmer. His name was strange to the scientific and learned societies, and he never was known to take part in the sage deliberations of the Royal Institution or the London Institution, the Artisan's Association, or the Institution of Arts and Sciences.
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.
The following year was passed at Pittsfield, Mass., where he engaged in work on his uncle's farm, long known as the 'Van Schaack place.' 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. It was not the less agreeable an object in the distance for the cluster of pinnacled corn-ricks which balanced the fine row of walnuts on the right.
Pullet had married a gentleman farmer, and had leisure and money to carry her crying and everything else to the highest pitch of respectability.
He is neither a politician nor a gentleman farmer, but is an experienced professional with an admirable track record.
Educated in New York, Switzerland and Manila, Tinio had been called a gentleman farmer, interior designer, antiques collector, world traveler, genealogist, writer, historian and foodie.
She and her husband Mario, a long-time gentleman farmer, belong to a group of Christians and enlightened landowners who have found environmental-friendly and creative ways of "rurbanizing." We were pleasantly delighted to see what they had done with their three-hectare sugar cane farm in nearby Concepcion, Talisay, which was its transformation into an integrated farm - the Shalom Orchard Grove where we picked lanzones, the sweetest I've ever tasted, as well as mangosteen, durian, rambutan, marang and santol, and livestock faming - raising chickens, geese, and sheep.
On McCormick Day, Cantigny remembers The Colonel's life as a gentleman farmer, First Division soldier, public servant and media industry innovator.
So Much, 2.40 Cracker Factory, 3.15 Monbeg Legend, 3.50 Full Shift, 4.45 Fly Rory Fly, 5.20 Gentleman Farmer.