gentleman-farmer


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gentleman-farmer

n, pl gentlemen-farmers
1. (Agriculture) a person who engages in farming but does not depend on it for his living
2. (Agriculture) a person who owns farmland but does not farm it personally

gen′tleman-farm′er



n., pl. gentlemen-farmers.
a wealthy man who farms for pleasure rather than for basic income.
[1740–50]
References in classic literature ?
Here the author describes minutely everything belonging to Don Diego's mansion, putting before us in his picture the whole contents of a rich gentleman-farmer's house; but the translator of the history thought it best to pass over these and other details of the same sort in silence, as they are not in harmony with the main purpose of the story, the strong point of which is truth rather than dull digressions.
She's too good for a dairymaid--I said so the very first day I zid her--and a prize for any man; and what's more, a wonderful woman for a gentleman-farmer's wife; he won't be at the mercy of his baily wi' her at his side."
With him was his brother-in-law, lately come from Canada, a big and rather boisterous young gentleman-farmer, with a yellow beard, by name James Blount.
Meanwhile he had other activities--spent the money which his wife brought him at marriage in an extravagant experiment as gentleman-farmer; studied law and was admitted to the bar; and conducted various literary periodicals.
He is unrivaled as an environmentalist, gentleman-farmer, and local political events consultant.
Entrepreneur and gentleman-farmer Ernest Escaler is a man of many firsts.
Knightley's warning that Emma has given her a "'distaste for her own set'" (66), and his prediction that Harriet will eventually be desperate to marry at all (68), sound very much like the gentleman-farmer's letter in the Lady's Monthly Museum.
Whether they choose to take on the role of Frances Perkins, the first female Secretary of Labor, or "gentleman-farmer'' Stephen Salisbury II, the experience of morphing into someone who called Worcester home back during times when the Industrial Revolution arrived via the canal is more than just a summer job.
After 40 years in the Big City, I am still a city boy, and always will be, for all my gentleman-farmer pretensions--just another city boy, afraid of his own shadow and leaving destruction in his wake.
Before his time in prison in 1792-97, Lafayette played a prominent political and military role in the service of democratic struggles on both sides of the Atlantic, says Spalding (religion, Illinois College, Jacksonville), and afterward was an exile and gentleman-farmer who continued to exercise influence mostly behind the scenes.
I only have one worry about Mr Hodgson's gentleman-farmer look.