In bad years the tiller, moreover, gives up seed corn before beginning harvest.
Under terzieria the owner furnishes stock, implements and seed, and the tiller retains only one-third of the principal products.
22), and Cush the son of Ham is the father tiller Cain who becomes the typical nomad and the pastoral Abel (iv.
The several trades, such as that of fisherman, the tiller of the ground, and the builder of canoes and houses, had each their presiding deities.
The propensity to "tiller" is of the greatest importance, as it multiplies the resources of the farmer.
In the famiglio da spesa the tiller receives a small wage and a proportion of certain products.
At harvest-time the produce is placed in the barns of the lessor, who first deducts 25% as premium, then 16% for battiteria (the difference between corn before and after winnowing), then deducts a proportion for rent and subsidies, so that the portion retained by the actual tiller of the soil is extremely meagre.
Prophecy is identified with the " unclean spirit," the pretender to visions is threatened with death by his parents, and, so great is the general contempt for the class, protests that he is no prophet but a tiller of the ground, accounting for the wounds on his person (such as these charlatans used to inflict on themselves) by declaring that they were received in the house of his friends (that is, apparently, in a drunken quarrel); from a very different point of view Joel ii.
If the tiller receives as much as 45 lire per month, supplemented by other wages in kind, it is said to be boaria a salario; if the principal part of his remuneration is in kind, his contract is called boaria a spesa.
The Damascene, however, still retains his skill as a craftsman and tiller of the soil.