Peasant sentence example

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  • I saw so many of those peasant carts in your yard.
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  • From the spot where the peasant was standing they could see the French.
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  • I'm not some lower born peasant.
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  • The peasant, or mezzadro, provides labor.
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  • The peasant class suffered most of all.
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  • His parents appear to have been well-to-do Czechs of the peasant class.
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  • I say, Fedor! said the foremost peasant.
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  • If all was as it used to be, at one end of the orchard was the White God's palace, a place a woman raised as a peasant had never seen.
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  • A little ahead of them walked a peasant guide, wet to the skin and wearing a gray peasant coat and a white knitted cap.
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  • Channel a little western flair by pairing a long peasant blouse that falls below the hips with a pair of skinny jeans.
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  • That emperor, after the Crimean War, created a secret committee composed of the great officers of state, called the chief committee for peasant affairs, to study the subject of serf-emancipation.
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  • It is the religion of the settled grazier and the peasant, while the ruder daeva-cult holds its ground among the uncivilized nomadic tribes.
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  • The peasant proprietors, who, under the name of the " Landtmanna" party,' formed a compact majority in the Second Chamber, pursued a consistent policy of class interests in the matter of the taxes and burdens that had, as they urged, so long oppressed the Swedish peasantry; and consequently when a bill was introduced for superseding the old system of army organization by general compulsory service, they demanded as a condition of its acceptance that the military burdens should be more evenly distributed in the country, and that the taxes, which they regarded as a burden under which they had wrongfully groaned for centuries, should be abolished.
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  • Consult further Materials for the Study of the Economic Conditions of West Siberia (22 vols., St Petersburg, 1889-1898), condensed in Peasant Land-Tenure and Husbandry in Tobolsk and Tomsk (St Petersburg, 1894), both in Russian.
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  • According to Mrs Hutchinson he was "gentle and virtuous but a peasant in his nature and became not greatness."
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  • Nothing definite is known of him previous to the outbreak of the peasant revolt in 1381, but Froissart says he had served as a soldier in the French War, and a Kentishman in the retinue of Richard II.
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  • In open opposition stood (I) Stephen Radic, the Croat peasant leader whom the Democrats had.
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  • This plain diaphanous garment, without distinction of colour (white, red or yellow), and with perhaps only an embroidered hem at the top, was worn by the whole nation, princess and peasant, from the IVth to the XVIIIth Dynasties (Erman, Life in Ancient Egypt, p. 212).
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  • In 1514 the peasant leader, Stephan Dozsa, was defeated by the Transylvanian voivod, John Zapolya, near Temesvar, captured and executed.
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  • In India at the present day there are thousands of small mills worked by hand, through which extraction the peasant cultivators pass their canes two or three at a time, squeezing them a little, and extracting per haps a fourth of their weight in juice, from which they make a substance resembling a dirty sweetmeat rather than sugar.
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  • The Slavonic heroic saga of Russia centres round Vladimir of Kiev (980-1015), the first Christian ruler of that country, whose personality is eclipsed by that of Ilya (Elias) of Mourom, the son of a peasant, who was said to have saved the empire from the Tatars at the urgent request of his emperor.
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  • Dressed as a peasant (or a fool), he departs (his mother, in some versions, dying of grief), and comes to the king's court.
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  • Dressing himself in the armour of the slain knight, which he has great difficulty in handling and eventually puts on over his peasant's garb, he sets out on a series of adventures which differ greatly in the various versions, but the outcome of which is that he becomes a skilful and valiant knight and regains the heritage of his father.
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  • The sentiment of Italian scenery and the love which the Italian peasant has for the familiar sights and sounds of his home found a voice which never can pass away.
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  • An apocalyptic pamphlet of 1508 shows on its cover the Church upside down, with the peasant performing the services, while the priest guides the plough outside and a monk drives the horses.
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  • The peasant movements alluded to above, which had caused so much anxiety at the diet of Augsburg in 1518, culminated in the fearful Peasant Revolt in which the common man, both in country and town, rose in the name of " God's justice " to avenge long-standing wrongs and establish his rights.
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  • He had asserted that, owing to the habit of foreclosing small mortgages, " any one with a hundred gulden could gobble up a peasant a year."
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  • The terror inspired by the Peasant War led to a new alliance, the League of Dessau, formed by some of the leading rulers of central and northern Germany, to stamp out the accursed Lutheran sect."
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  • But it is easy to see that informal preaching to the people at large, especially after the Peasant Revolt, with which Miinzer had been identified, should have led to a general condemnation, under the name " Anabaptist " or " Catabaptist," of the heterogeneous dissenters who agreed in rejecting the State religion and associated a condemnation of infant baptism with schemes for social betterment.
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  • He came of a free peasant stock, his father being amtmann of the village; his mother, Margaret Meili, was the sister of the abbot of Fischingen in Thurgau.
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  • The class of peasant proprietors being restricted to a small number of wealthy peasants, the bulk have remained tenants at will; they are very miserable, and about one-fourth of them are continually wandering in search of work.
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  • Montaigne was not only put out to nurse with a peasant woman, but had his sponsors from the same class, and was accustomed to associate with it.
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  • Successful in resisting the peasant insurrection (1525), his fortunes were affected by the Schmalkaldic War.
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  • In July 1361 Valdemar set sail from Denmark at the head of a great fleet, defeated a peasant army before Visby, and a few days later the burgesses of Visby made a breach in their walls through which the Danish monarch passed in triumph.
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  • It was drawn from the peasant and small-farmer class, was in favour of land reform, private property rights and increased production all round.
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  • Eminent among the novelists of this generation were Nemcova, a good observer of social conditions who reproduced in her works the charm of Bohemian peasant life; her kinswoman Svetla, Arbes and Zeyer.
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  • They composed for an exclusive and learned circle, certainly not for the Jew, the German trader of the town, or the utterly illiterate peasant.
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  • The Vendean peasant refused to join the republican army, not for want of fighting qualities or ardour, but because the army of the old regime was recruited from bad characters and broken men, and the peasant, ignorant of the great change that had followed the Revolution, thought that the barrack-room was no place for a good Christian.
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  • Though a word of not very strict application, it is now frequently used of the rural population of such countries as France, where the land is chiefly held by small holders, "peasant proprietors."
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  • The country is essentially agricultural, and owes its political stability to the presence of a large class of peasant proprietors, who number more than two-thirds of the population.
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  • The inhabitants are a handsome and powerfully built peasant race, very conservative in religion, manners, customs and national costume.
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  • The son of a Zapotec peasant in a mountain village of Oaxaca, he was employed as a lad by a bookbinder in Oaxaca city, and aided by him to study for the priesthood.
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  • The number of peasant proprietors is proportionately greater than in any other part of Prussia, and as a class they are well-to-do.
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  • It was then employed to describe a "peasant," and gradually began to denote undesirable qualities.
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  • The present fame of Lourdes is entirely associated with this grotto, where the Virgin Mary is believed in the Roman Catholic world to have revealed herself repeatedly to a peasant girl named Bernadette Soubirous in 1858.
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  • Hence, since the ceorls doubtless formed the bulk of the population, it has been thought that the Anglo-Saxon armies of early times were essentially peasant forces.
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  • In the 11th century it was distinctly unusual for a peasant to possess a whole team of his own, and there is no reason for supposing the case to have been otherwise in early times; for though the peasant might then hold a hide, the hide itself was doubtless smaller and not commensurate in any way with the ploughland.
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  • Similarly the homestead of the peasant was surrounded by a fence (edor).
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  • Despite the harsh land-laws and grinding taxation which prevent them, with all their industry and thrift, from securing the freehold of the patch of ground cultivated by each peasant family, the Asturians regard themselves as the aristocracy of Spain.
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  • From the Fijian and Andaman islander who exhibits abject terror at seeing himself in a glass or in water, to the English or European peasant who covers up the mirrors or turns them to the wall, upon a death occurring, lest an inmate of the house should see his own face and have his own speedy demise thus prognosticated, the idea holds its ground.
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  • In Burma the American Baptists, whose work began with Adoniram Judson in 1813, are conspicuous, and have had marked success among the Karens or peasant class, where the pioneer was George Dana Boardman (1827).
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  • The greater proportion of the land throughout the kingdom is in the hands of peasant proprietors, the extent of the separate holdings differing very much in different districts.
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  • What had previously, it seems, been a well-peopled region, with peasant proprietors, kept healthy by careful drainage, became in the 4th and 3rd centuries B.C. a district consisting in large measure of huge estates (latifundia) owned by the Roman aristocracy, cultivated by gangs tion, of slaves.
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  • It was while hunting near Lake Mdlar that the news of the Stockholm massacre was brought to him by a peasant fresh from the capital, who told him, at the same time, that a price had been set upon his head.
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  • The sculptures and paintings of ancient Egypt bear no trace of anything approaching scientific irrigation, but they often show the peasant baling up the water at least as early as 2000 B.C. By means of this simple plan of raising water and pouring it over the fields thousands of acres are watered every year in India, and the system has many advantages in the eyes of the peasant.
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  • The preservation of a peasant class was considered necessary in the interests of the army.
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  • He showed generosity in assigning a considerable income to be divided annually among the peasant proprietors of upper Guienne.
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  • Few of these unfortunates possessed any other weapon than the long staff (nebbut) of the Egyptian peasant; still they offered an obstinate resistance, and the combat in which they were defeated resembled a massacre.
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  • Not only were the magnates sharply reminded that they held their lands on military tenure, but the towns were also made to contribute both men and ships, and peasant levies, especially archers, were recruited from every parish.
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  • In Jutland, too, after the repression, in 1441, of a peasant rising, something very like serfdom was introduced.
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  • Bredahl gave up literature in despair to become a peasant farmer, and died in poverty.
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  • Other paintings of this and the succeeding year we may seek for in vain; but in line engravings we have four more Madonnas, two St Christophers, one or two more peasant subjects, the well-known St Anthony with the view of Nuremberg in the background, and the smaller of the two portraits of the Cardinal-Elector of Mainz; and in wood-, engraving several fine heraldic pieces, including the arms of Nuremberg.
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  • He was delighted with the varied play of the waterfalls, but no glamour blinded him to the squalor of Swiss peasant life.
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  • His father, Hans Luther (Lyder, Luder, Ludher), a peasant from the township of Mdhra in Thuringia, after his marriage with Margarethe Ziegler, had settled in Mansfeld, attracted by the prospects of work in the mines there.
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  • The boy grew up amid the poor, coarse surroundings of the German peasant life, imbibing its simple beliefs.
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  • Himself a peasant's son and acquainted with the grievances under which the peasant lived, he had at various times formulated most of the demands which afterwards figured conspicuously in the Twelve Articles.
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  • He actually opposed the Irish Poor Law, as encouraging a communistic spirit; he declared a movement against rent a crime; and, though he had a strong sympathy with the Irish peasant, and advocated a reform of his precarious tenure, it is difficult to imagine that he could have approved the cardinal principle of the Irish Land Act of 1881, the judicial adjustment of rent by the state.
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  • These two divisions absorbed the previous peasant population, and still nominally exist; down to the middle of the 10th century they were a fruitful source of quarrels and of bloodshed.
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  • The prevailing system throughout the Madras presidency is the ryotwari, which takes the cultivator or peasant proprietor as its rent-paying unit, somewhat as the Bengal system takes the zamindar.
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  • The tendency to an Indian peasant proprietorship is marked.
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  • The Latin version of the Rectitudines Singularum Personarum, a document compiled probably in the i rth century, not long before the Conquest, renders geneat (a peasant tenant of a superior kind performing lighter services than the gebur, as he was burdened with heavy week-work) by villanus; but the gebur came to be also considered as a villanus according to AngloNorman terminology.
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  • It is also to be noticed that the Domesday Survey constantly mentions the terra villanorum as opposed to the demesne in the estates or manors of the time, and that the land of the rustics is taxed separately for the geld, so that the distinction between the property of the lord and that of the peasant dependent on him is clearly marked and by no means devoid of practical importance.
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  • The peasant got rid of a hateful drudgery which not only took up his time and means in an unprofitable manner, but placed him under the rough control and the arbitrary discipline of stewards or reeves and gave occasion to all sorts of fines and extortions.
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  • Heide in 1 447 became the capital of the Ditmarsh peasant republic, but on the 13th of June 1559 it was the scene of the complete defeat of the peasant forces by the Danes.
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  • Devoting himself to his country, Codrus, in the disguise of a peasant, made his way into the enemy's camp, and provoked a quarrel with some Dorian soldiers.
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  • Thus, amongst agricultural castes, those engaged in vegetable-growing or market-gardening are inferior to the genuine peasant or yeoman, such as the Jat and Rajput; whilst of these the Jat who practises widow-marriage ranks below the Rajput who prides himself on his tradition of ceremonial orthodoxy - though racially there seems little, if any, difference between the two; and the Rajput, again, is looked down upon by the Babhan of Behar because he does not, like himself, scruple to handle the plough, instead of invariably employing low-caste men for this manual labour.
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  • The king's habit of mingling with the peasantry secured for him a large amount of popularity, and probably led many to ascribe to him the authorship of poems describing scenes in peasant life, Christis Kirk on the Grene, The Gaberlunzie Man and The Jolly Beggar.
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  • It was followed by the expulsion of Jews and Moors, and by arts the establishment of the Inquisition on a solid basis, with powers formidable to the freedom of all Spaniards from the peasant to the throne.
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  • There are four main classes or crus (literally growths, but more correctly types or qualities), namely, the " grands crus classes " or " classed growths " and the bourgeois, artisan and peasant growths.
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  • The bulk of the wine is made in vineyards belonging to small peasant proprietors, who sell their produce to the great mercantile houses.
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  • English was little spoken or understood amongst the peasant population, and there was a great dearth of Welsh educational works.
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  • There he settled in a three-roomed cottage for the rest of his life - twenty-seven years, in which he wrought out the perfect story of that peasant life of which he alone has given a "complete impression."
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  • Jules Breton has coloured the days of toil with sentiment; others, like Courbet, whose eccentric "Funeral at Ornans" attracted more notice at the Salon of 1850 than Millet's "Sowers and Binders," have treated similar subjects as a vehicle for protest against social misery; Millet alone, a peasant and a miserable one himself, saw true, neither softening nor exaggerating what he saw.
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  • In 1852 he produced "Girls Sewing," "Man Spreading Manure"; 1853, "The Reapers"; 1854, "Church at Greville"; 1855 - the year of the International Exhibition, at which he received a medal of second class - "Peasant Grafting a Tree"; 1857, "The Gleaners"; 1859, "The Angelus," "The Woodcutter and Death"; 1860, "Sheep Shearing"; 1861, "Woman Shearing Sheep," "Woman Feeding Child"; 1862, "Potato Planters," "Winter and the Crows"; 1863, "Man with Hoe," "Woman Carding"; 1864, "Shepherds and Flock, Peasants Bringing Home a Calf Born in the Fields"; 1869, "Knitting Lesson"; 1870, "Buttermaking"; 1871, "November - recollection of Gruchy."
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  • The conditions of peasant ownership differ from those which prevail in other parts of Russia, and of the total area the peasants hold approximately one-half; 42% of the total is in the hands of private owners, a considerable number of Germans having settled and bought land in the government.
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  • The characteristic teaching of the Zwickau movement, so closely linked with the peasant rising, was the great emphasis laid upon the "inner word."
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  • The Assam peasant, living in a half-populated province, and surrounded by surplus land, is indolent, good-natured and, on the whole, prosperous.
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  • Peculiar forms of the evil, such as mortgaging to excessive amounts in countries largely occupied by peasant proprietors, may be met by particular measures, as, for example, by forbidding the accumulation of arrears.
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  • William Knox was "simple," not "gentle"- perhaps a prosperous East Lothian peasant.
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  • This anomalous state of things was responsible for the half-dozen peasant risings with which Gustavus had to contend from 1525 to 15 4 3.
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  • Nearly all the land is in the hands of peasant proprietors, who cultivate sweet potatoes, peas, beans, corn, &c., and rear sheep and goats.
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  • The last reserves of the national wealth and strength were dissipated by the terrible peasant rising of GyOrgy Dozsa in 1514, of which the enslavement of the Hungarian peasantry was the immediate consequence.
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  • A close observer of the multifarious low life of Hungary, Mikszath has, in his short stories, given a delightful yet instructive picture of all the minor varied phases of the peasant life of the Sla y s, the Palocok, the Saxons, the town artisan.
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  • Among the latter were the mayor of Zagreb, the poet Vojnovic, and prominent Serb, Croat and Slovene deputies of all parties, including the peasant leader Stephen Radic and the future minister Pribicevic. Their resolutions, though necessarily vague, amounted to a pledge of mutual support in the cause of unity and independence.
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  • This decision (passed with only one dissentient voice, but that unhappily Stephen Radic, the peasant leader) took formal effect on Dec. 1, when Prince Alexander, at the formal request of 24 delegates from Zagreb, proclaimed the union and repeated their cry " Long live free and united Yugoslavia."
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  • In Slovakia, Jo z a eprka and his school have devoted themselves to interpreting peasant life.
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  • The inhabitants are peasant proprietors, mainly engaged in raising cattle and in burning charcoal, but some are fishermen and boatmen.
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  • It consisted mostly of the larger and smaller peasant proprietors, who at the time of the old " Standers Riksdag " were always opposed to the nobility and the clergy.
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  • The object of the party was to bring about a fusion between the representatives of the large landed proprietors and the regular peasant proprietors, to support the interests of landed proprietors in general against those of the town representatives, and to resist Crown interference in the administration of local affairs.
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  • The Indians within the limits of the Spanish colony were treated like slaves, and horribly mutilated to prevent their escape; but at the same time a gradual fusion of races was taking place, and the Chilean peasant (peon) of to-day is as much of Indian as of Spanish descent.
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  • For the cow is the animal which voluntarily yields nourishment to man and aids him in his daily labors, and on it depends the industry of the peasant as contrasted with the wild desert brigand to whom the cow is unknown.
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  • The contrast there existing between peasant and nomad is of vital consequence for the whole position of his creed.
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  • This religion grew up in the midst of a settled peasant population, whose mode oflife and views it regards as the natural disposition of things.
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  • His father was a poor hard-worked peasant; his mother "ad custodiam rei domesticae attenta, in opere alacris, in victu sobria, in potu abstemia, in verbo pauca, in factis pudica," as her son fondly says, kept a dame's school for the younger children of the town.
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  • His father, Michael Maier, was a peasant and bailiff (Amtmann) of the village.
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  • In the first place, the early settlers were drawn principally from the peasant class, being chiefly discharged soldiers and sailors; and, further, when once settled, the necessity for making the language intelligible to the natives by whom the settlers were surrounded led to a still further simplification of speech structure and curtailment of the vocabulary.
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  • But it is characteristic of his strong nature that, where he does betray any sign of human sympathy or tenderness, it is for those who by their weakness and position are dependent on others for their protection - as for " the peasant boy with the little dog, his playfellow," 1 or for " the home-sick lad from the Sabine highlands, who sighs for his mother whom he has not seen for a long time, and for the little hut and the familiar kids."2 If Juvenal is to be ranked as a great moralist, it is not for his greatness and consistency as a thinker on moral questions.
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  • Lisbon and Oporto; conspicuous among these are the filigree ornaments which are bought by the peasant women as investments and by foreign visitors as curiosities.
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  • Two illustrated volumes by Oswald Crawford, Portugal Old and New (London, 1880) and Round the Calendar in Portugal (London, 1890) contain much valuable information on agriculture, viticulture and peasant life in the northern provinces.
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  • These ships were not provided in time, and the Jews who were thus unable to depart were enslaved, 1 In the north, which had been relatively immune from wars agriculture was more prosperous and the peasants more tenacious of their land; hence the continuance of peasant proprietorship and the rarity of African types between the Douro and the Minho.
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  • For many months things remained in the curious position that he who was understood to be the head of the cabinet had as little share in the government of the country as an unenfranchised peasant.
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  • The latter is said to have married Pfemysl, a peasant who was found ploughing his field - a legend that is common in most Slavic countries.
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  • The cultivation is carried on, both on the more elevated and lower lands, chiefly by peasant proprietors.
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  • Excellent agriculturists and gardeners, very laborious, and having a good reputation for honesty, they live on the best terms with their Russian peasant neighbours.
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  • Christian, who had already taken measures to isolate Sweden politically, hastened to the relief of the archbishop, who was beleagured in his fortress of Stake, but was defeated by Sture and his peasant levies at Vedla and forced to return to Denmark.
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  • Hence the "June Union," whose programme was progress and reform in the spirit of the constitution, and at the same time opposition to the one-sided democratism and party-tyranny of the Bondevenner or peasant party.
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  • The quick-witted peasant lad ran away from the plough at an early age, finally settling down as a friar in the Johannite cloister of Antvorskov near Slagelse.
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  • Again, a peasant of Vinci having in his simplicity asked Ser Piero to get a picture painted for him on a wooden shield, the father is said to have laughingly handed on the commission to his son, who thereupon shut himself up with all the noxious insects and grotesque reptiles he could find, observed and drew and dissected them assiduously, and produced at last a picture of a dragon compounded of their various shapes and aspects, which was so fierce and so life-like as to terrify all who saw it.
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  • But matters were clearly ripe for a wider application of the view that the peasant ought to stick to the soil, and the restoration of the Muscovite empire under the Romanovs brought with it the consolidation of all rural arrangements around this principle.
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  • The ultimate result was, however, not only the fixity of peasant tenures, but the subjection of the entire peasant population as a separate class (Krepostrie) to the personal sway of the landowners.
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  • Private enterprise and the free application of capital and labour were hindered in every way by the bondage of the peasant class.
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  • Tocqueville has pointed out that already before the revolution of 1789 the greater part of the territory of France was in the hands of small peasant owners, and modern researches have confirmed Tocqueville's estimate.
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  • In the west the small peasant proprietorship had a better chance, but it arose in the course of economic competition rather than through any general recognition of tenant-right.
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  • There was also a small class of peasant proprietors, called mocheneni in Walachia, resechi in Moldavia, living and working in family communities; but the great mass of the peasantry cultivated the lands of the large proprietors, giving a certain number of days' work to their manorial lord, in addition to a tithe of the raw produce.
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  • In 1864, under the government of Prince Cuza, a new law was promulgated, conferring on each peasant family freehold property in lots varying from 72 to 15 acres, according to the number of oxen that they owned.
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  • These peasant plots were all declared inalienable for thirty years.
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  • In 1866 and 1872 laws were passed for still further improving the position of these small proprietors; and in 1879 a measure was carried for allotting lands to 48,000 recently married couples, and for restoring to many peasant families lands which had been alienated.
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  • When a change of residence became necessary to enable the peasant to take up the new allotment, the state advanced £6 to each family to defray expenses.
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  • As a result of these measures the majority of Rumans are peasant proprietors; but the smallness of the holdings renders scientific farming difficult except by cooperation, and many proprietors can only live by working for the owners of large estates.
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  • In many places they have the monopoly of the wine and spirit shops, and retail trade generally; and as they are always willing to advance money on usury, and are more intelligent and better educated than the ordinary peasant, there is little doubt that in a country where the large landowners are proverbially extravagant, and the peasant proprietors needy, the soil would soon fall into the hands of the Jews were it not for the stringent laws which prevent them from owning land outside the towns.
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  • Both alike are hardy, though rarely tall; both, when of the peasant class, frugal and inured to toil amid the rigours of their native climate.
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  • The ceremonies which accompany a wedding preserve the tradition of marriage by capture; a peasant bride must enter her new home carrying bread and salt, and in parts of Walachia a flower is painted on the outer wall of cottages in which there is a girl old enough to marry.
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  • Up to this point the prince had ruled wisely; he had founded the universities of Bucharest and Jassy; his reforms had swept away the last vestiges of feudalism and created a class of peasant freeholders.
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  • Cosbuc, who has risen more recently to fame, is the poet of the unfortunate Rumanian peasant, emancipated only in name and on paper, and a prey to greedy landowners and to a medieval administration.
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  • Here the semi-mythical prince Krok, his daughter Libusa, and her husband the peasant Premysl are stated to have resided.
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  • They put aside the conventional idea of " subject " in their pictures of landscape and peasant life, and went direct to the fields and woods for their inspiration.
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  • Hitherto the most important class in Posen had been the Polish nobles, of whom many were very poor; but the economic development of the country and the break-up of the large estates into peasant holdings, which created a comparatively wealthy Polish middle class, threatened German ascendancy more seriously than had the traditional nationalism of the nobles.
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  • As regards domestic agriculture, it has been often stated that the I5th century was the golden age of the English peasant, and State of that his prosperity was little affected either by the the rvral unhappy French wars of Henry VI.
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  • It would seem that the manorial grudges between landowner and peasant, which had been so fierce in the 14th century, had died down as the lords abandoned the old system of working their demesne by villein labor.
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  • The agricultural labourer has preserved the uprightness, diligence and sobriety which characterize the Turkish peasant; but the richer inhabitants of the cities are grossly sensual.
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  • He preserved the habits of a simple peasant, and his administration was characterized in part by the peasant's shrewd common sense, but yet more by a pious solicitude for the minutest details of faith and morals.
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  • On the 12th of November, however, urged on by the hotter heads among the peasant leaders and deceived by false reports of Austrian victories, Hofer again issued a proclamation calling the mountaineers to arms. The summons met with little response; the enemy advanced in irresistible force, and Hofer, a price once more set on his head, had to take refuge in the mountains.
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  • But on the union with Norway all this ceased, and there was left but a low dead level of poor peasant proprietors careless of all save how to live by as little labour as possible, and pay as few taxes as they could to their foreign rulers.
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  • More than four-fifths of the Servians are peasant farmers; and the great majority of these cultivate the land belonging to their own families.
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  • They cannot be sold or mortgaged entire; the law forbids the alienation for debt of a peasant's cottage, his garden or courtyard, his plough, his last six yutara 1 of land and the cattle necessary for working his farm.
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  • The Rumans reside principally in the north-east, near the borders of their native land, and are peasant farmers, like the Serbs.
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  • The Mantuan peasant was grieved at the notion of his harvest being gathered by barbarian soldiers, and the Irishman could not be better pleased to see his destroyed.
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  • Benedict Stolzenhagen, known in religion as Jacob, was born at Jiiterbogk in Brandenburg of poor peasant stock.
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  • The fact was that between the kings inability to defend the kingdom, and the powerlessness of nobles and peasants to protect themselves from pillage, every man made it his business to seek new protectors, and the country, in spite of Charles the Balds efforts, began to be covered with strongholds, the peasant learning to live beneath the shelter of the donjon keeps.
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  • The townsman enriched by commerce and the emancipated peasant tried more or less valiantly to shake off the yoke of the feudal system, which had been greatly weakened, if not entirely broken down, by the crusades.
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  • The Cornette blanche of Arques, the Poule au p81 of the peasant, successes as a lover and a dashing spirit, have combined to surround Henry IV.
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  • It also managed to engage private interests in state reform by creating the Grand Livre de la Dette Publique (September 1326, 1793), and enlisted peasant and bourgeois savings in social reforms by the distribution and sale of national property.
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  • In some districts a single peasant often owns as many as 3000 head of goats.
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  • The condition of northern France was rendered more desperate by the outbreak (MayJune 1358) of the peasant revolt known as the Jacquerie, which was repressed with a barbarity far exceeding the excesses of the rebels.
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  • Some of his phrases have been often quoted by the advocates of peasant proprietorship as favouring their view.
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  • Julie, attired in a long skirt and open sweater, over an embroidered peasant blouse, shook our hands and introduced us to a demure young lady, dressed similarly to her mother.
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  • He had delayed mentioning the subject, knowing the old man, who devoured crime in the printed form and imagined it everywhere else, would stomp all over this real dilemma like a peasant in a wine vat.
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  • She disguised her beauty as an old man, a ragged peasant, and no one paid heed as she carefully moved up the narrow pathway until she finally reached the edge of the cliff and sighted the spot where Jership the Terrible had secured his line.
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  • Subsistence peasant agriculture was not the subject of any systematic statistical surveys.
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  • The guileless peasant set down his buckets and considered his alternatives.
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  • Sections of the Armenian population were differentiated from the predominantly agrarian, peasant population of Ottoman Turkey by economic position.
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  • Vietnamese resistance to French colonialism marked the apogee of insurgent peasant nationalism in confrontation with the waning power of European empires.
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  • This peasant bourgeoisie stands in the camp of reaction and of counter-revolution.
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  • The Bolivian peasant coca growers, again mostly Quechua, have organized a mass movement in their own defense.
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  • Pallot J ' Did the Stolypin Land Reform destroy the peasant commune?
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  • He was the son of William Knox, a peasant cultivator of the soil.
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  • They know every dynasty that ever ruled China was overthrown by peasant revolts and they do not wish to suffer a similar fate.
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  • The habit of telling the " illiterate peasant " what to do is still too deeply engrained.
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  • Only an animal or a peasant farmer can live without money.
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  • The peasant folk lived in dark, dank cottages with a fire in the middle of the floor.
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  • Finally, when wrongly accused of seducing a peasant girl, he locks himself in his room and shoots himself.
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  • This loss of cultivated area struck at the livelihoods of over 113,000 peasant households.
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  • Help thyself, " I said in the manner of a great lord offering an indulgence to a peasant.
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  • By contrast, the labor power of millions of German men and women was squandered in grossly inefficient peasant farming.
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  • An Arab peasant, digging around a boulder, chanced upon an old, red, earthenware jar.
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  • The demands of the state budget have become so monstrous that they threaten to devour the peasant with all his land and products.
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  • The gentleness of their character, and their passive obedience recall the character of the Russian peasant.
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  • The Russian peasant, that is, the overwhelming mass of the population, still lives in deep poverty.
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  • The acclaim which greeted the Sportsman's Sketches was largely due to its sympathetic portrayal of the Russian peasant.
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  • The result of any such policy, he warned, would be to degrade Mozambican peasant farmers to the status of landless rural proletarians.
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  • The medieval burgesses and the small peasant proprietors were the precursors of the modern bourgeoisie.
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  • Pam went quickly back into a past life where she had been a ragged peasant soldier who led a rabble into a village.
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  • The peasant rebellion has spread in a more militant form.
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  • In Autumn, 1917, almost the whole country was the scene of peasant revolts.
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  • Moreover, last year nearly all the crops were violently seized, and the peasant was left almost nothing for himself.
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  • Peasant scavenging for coal with his son on a state-owned coal mine slag heap.
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  • This is the hallmark of a peasant smallholder from where many design ideas originate.
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  • Arguably, the traditional peasant smock, which was worn in Britain up until the last century was an evolution of the garment.
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  • The peasant tenantry was land rented out to peasants who were either free or unfree.
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  • Easy up, easy down, hence the " burgeoning peasant underclass " .
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  • In the following year new waves of peasant unrest broke out together with new strike waves.
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  • There is humor mixed with the wishful thinking in his imagined peasant uprising.
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  • No peasant, however rich, could qualify for a vote in any but the peasants' electoral colleges.
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  • The ukaz of November 1906 had provided that the various strips of land held by each peasant should be merged into a single holding; the Duma, however, on the advice of the government, left this to the future, as an ideal that could only gradually be realized.
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  • Later on the increasing abandonment of arable husbandry for sheep-farming brought about a less demand for labour, and rural depopulation was accelerated as the peasant was deprived of his grazing-ground by the enclosure of more and more of the waste land .2 From the beginning of the reign of Henry VII.
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  • So too, many of the spirits especially concerned with the operations of nature are conceived as neutral or even benevolent; the European peasant fears the corn-spirit only when he irritates him by trenching on his domain and taking his property by cutting the corn; similarly, there is no reason why the more insignificant personages of the pantheon should be conceived as malevolent, and we find that the Petara of the Dyaks are far from indiscriminating and malignant, though disease and death are laid at their door.
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  • Until the reign of Mahommed the Conqueror the sultan presided in person; but a rough Anatolian peasant penetrating one day to the council and exclaiming, " Which of you might be the sultan?
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  • He continued, however, as an 1 Michel Gerard was+a popular Breton peasant deputy (see Jacobins).
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  • He began life as a working upholsterer, first at Mans, then at Paris (1880), where his peasant and socialist songs soon won him fame in the Montmartre quarter.
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  • The public buildings were placarded during the night with an intimation that four hundred knights had sworn not to leave Luther unavenged, and the ominous words Bundschuh, Bundschuh, Bundschuh (the watchword of peasant revolts) were written at the foot.
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  • The methods and appliances used are extremely primitive, and inveterate prejudice debars the average peasant from the use of new implements, fresh seed, or manure; he generally cares nothing for the rotation of crops, or for the cleanliness of his land.
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  • In the north, where the land is much subdivided, peasant proprietorship and a kind of emphyteusis (see Roman Law) are the most usual tenures.
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  • According to the legend, Gordium was founded by Gordius, a Phrygian peasant who had been called to the throne by his countrymen in obedience to an oracle of Zeus commanding them to select the first person that rode up to the temple of the god in a wagon.
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  • Together with that sound came a solitary human cry from the gateway and amid the smoke appeared the figure of a bareheaded man in a peasant's coat.
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  • And with that object he had asked Gerasim to get him a peasant's coat and a pistol, confiding to him his intentions of remaining in Joseph Alexeevich's house and keeping his name secret.
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  • Peasant woman scavenging for usable fuel on a state-owned coal mine slag heap that over-shadows her village.
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  • He set a curse to put the peasant with the priest, and lash the Sphinx 's face with sand.
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  • We are too eager to tread on the toes of the prosperous peasant.
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  • Easy up, easy down, hence the " burgeoning peasant underclass ".
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  • The untaught peasant beheld the elements around him and was acquainted with their practical uses.
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  • But I unveiled the mystery by promising one sequin to a peasant woman if she could find out who had sawn the plank.
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  • Nor do we yearn for a return to medieval peasant agriculture.
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  • Other French fabric designs come from the French homespun fabrics made by rural peasant women in the 19th and early 20th century.
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  • A young man going to a medieval prom could dress as a jester, peasant, or even become his date's knight in shining armor, minus the horse of course.
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  • A young peasant dreams of being a princess.
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  • Look for baggie pants and long, breezy skirts, or check out those peasant blouses with the wide sleeves.
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  • Skinny jeans and peasant tops do not look the same on every body shape, so it's important to side with styles that are not only popular, but are flattering as well.
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  • For a fun yet romantic look, try a plus size trendy peasant top.
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  • With their flirty necklines and soft fabric, peasant tops are perfect for drawing attention to a lovely neck or beautiful cleavage.
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  • You've seen billowy peasant tops in pictures of women from the medieval times.
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  • There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to defining peasant tops, but they generally have a scooped, elasticized, or gathered neckline, and many are designed to be worn off the shoulders.
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  • Peasant tops are versatile and can be worn by just about all plus size women.
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  • The traditional, ultra-feminine peasant top with long fluttery sleeves and an off-the-shoulder cut are ideal for those wanting to draw attention to the upper body.
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  • By wearing a plus size trendy peasant top in a stunning shade or vibrant pattern, you draw the eye to your neck, breast, and midsection, and away from your thighs and bottom.
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  • Full-figured women with a rectangle, or banana, shape-- where the chest, hip, and waist measurements are roughly equal-- also look lovely in peasant tops.
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  • Although women with apple shaped bodies generally try to detract attention from the midsection, they can wear peasant tops, too.
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  • A well-chosen peasant top will keep the attention on the neckline and bust, and away from the belly and waist.
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  • It's best to choose peasant tops in slimming black, navy, and other dark colors.
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  • Select peasant blouses that are loose and flowing over those that are gathered at the waist.
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  • Peasant tops are easy to wear because they go so well with everything!
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  • Pair a romantic off-the-shoulder peasant blouse with a long, flowing peasant skirt for a bohemian look.
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  • To balance the loose, willowy look of the top, wear a peasant top over a mini skirt.
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  • For an easy summer look, wear your peasant blouse with capris.
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  • Since plus size trendy peasant tops are so popular right now, you can find them at most stores that sell casual plus sized clothing.
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  • This is the time to pull out a peasant skirt or A-line skirt; choose one that moves away from your body for the best overall impression.
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  • The Amoureuse Satin Peasant Trapeze Sleepshirt is priced under $25 and is a feminine, short sleeve nightshirt that is comfortable and stylish.
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  • The Knit Peasant Sleepshirt costs under $20 and is a stylish option for lounging around the house.
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  • It is done in a peasant style and has ruffled elastic trim on the neckline and an elastic band below the breast.
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  • Goth lovers can also get the Lil Dead Riding Hood Gothic costume at Amazon.com, which features an off-the-shoulder cream peasant blouse, jagged skirt, belt and jagged hip-length cape.
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  • Gypsy skirts, sometimes called peasant skirts, are a variation of A-lines.
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  • He really wants to get out of the peasant life and back into a life of excess and luxury.
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  • Later, the peasant class began to use surnames for the sake of clarity, since there were relatively few first names.
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  • Generally a peasant girl wore the same outfit everyday, and hairstyles were equally low-maintenance.
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  • Less in more when it comes to styling or creating peasant styles.
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  • Put more focus on mussing the hair rather than styling, since a peasant lived a life filled with chores and hard work, with little time or reason to dress formally.
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  • Should you opt for a male peasant look, hair can be a few inches long and worn in a layered shaggy and disheveled shape with the help of a molding paste or wax.
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  • These skirt bottoms are often ruffled, just like a short peasant skirt, although some people claim that the extra fabric hinders swimming.
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  • Toward the end of the 1960s, peasant skirts, granny dresses and bell-bottom jeans became popular.
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  • Soft lace tank tops are great for warmer weather, and they can be styled with embroidered cotton tees in a peasant style.
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  • An updated take on an old classic, an off the shoulder peasant blouse offers plenty of styling possibilities.
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  • Those that are not made to wear off the shoulder may still be cut loose enough to slip slightly to one side; this is just part of the peasant top's charm.
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  • Whether you're dressing down or going a little glamorous, you can make good use of an off the shoulder peasant blouse.
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  • Opt for a short sleeved peasant tunic in a jersey material that falls below the hips.
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  • Go classic with a simple peasant blouse embellished with floral embroidery around the neckline, and pair it with a pair of dark rinse fitted jeans and boots.
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  • For something a bit more polished, try a printed peasant blouse with an elasticized waist for some definition.
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  • Pair it with a pair of solid pants in a matching color - for example, an off the shoulder zebra-print peasant top would pair beautifully with a pair of crisp black trousers.
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  • A day-to-evening transition is possible if you choose the right type of off the shoulder peasant blouse.
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  • Spring and summer are definitely the best times of the year to find a wide range of peasant blouses.
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  • Anthropologie and Free People are one-stop shops for unique peasant tops with artsy flair.
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  • White House Black Market is one of the first places to visit for peasant blouses in - what else? - black and white.
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  • Hippie peasant blouses are the perfect style to wear when you require something blousy, sexy, and yet a tiny bit old-fashioned.
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  • If you crave off-the-shoulder looks and styles, take a peek at some of the most successful ways to style your new bohemian peasant blouse--and where to buy the best out there.
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  • Looking for a peasant blouse that complements your shape?
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  • Think about drawing the eye to the center with plenty of embellishment, from sequins to beading, and you can also hunt out a peasant blouse with a colored band at the hem to make your hips look even with your waist.
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  • Sometimes it can be difficult to find peasant blouses that fit your curves while not looking too tight.
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  • Instead of selecting a tunic-type blouse, hunt down a lightweight peasant blouse with traditional blouse seaming at the front and back.
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  • Check out these prime locations for peasant blouses.
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  • Go to Dillard's for embroidered, traditional-style peasant blouses.
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  • The idea of a corset top dress has its origins in the clothing of Renaissance peasant and merchant women, where the bodice was worn over the dress.
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  • The peasant look suited hippies perfectly, with flowing hair matching flowing clothes.
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  • Lacing moves around from the front to the back, but the corset look on dresses stays in style and nearly always has a vague throwback to this peasant look, even if it's a high-style designer dress.
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  • The maxi dress is making a comeback, while other trendy fashions like peasant tops and rompers may be hot one year and less popular the next.
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  • Put the fun in summertime in shirts that offer a playful vibe, like peasant shirts, halter tops, camisoles (very thin ones layer especially well), graphic print tees, baby dolls and polos.
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  • The object of The Great Dalmuti is to get rid of your cards as quickly as possible as each player is 'assigned' a lot in life such as a peasant or a knight.
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  • Colorful, lightweight, sexy or playful and allowing for a lot of accessorizing, as well as being comparatively inexpensive, the peasant look is definitely the way to go in the modern era.
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  • You can use sweatpants or pajama bottoms for the pants and a plain white long-sleeved shirt if you can't find or make a peasant style blouse in your child's size.
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  • A basic peasant shirt is the most common for men, worn under a loose poet's vest in a contrasting color.
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  • If you are wondering how to make costumes easily and inexpensively, a peasant costume is the answer.
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  • A female peasant can wear a simple off white blouse, with a long colorful skirt and a belt.
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  • Traditional Mexican outfits for women typically consist of a brightly colored eye-catching peasant blouse loaded with intricate embroidery and a flowing skirt with plenty of frills.
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  • The four squares are known as the king, queen, jack and peasant.
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  • When a player misses returning the ball, the player who missed goes to the peasant's spot, and every other player moves to another space.
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  • Docs can look good with long skirts, such as the peasant style pieces which were so popular last summer.
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  • The first Maria, Maria Mercedes is a poor peasant girl who works in the streets selling flowers and lottery tickets to support her brothers and sisters.
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  • The pretty girl and her peasant lover's passion and angst continue when Matilde and Adolfo try to run away together.
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  • Young lovers, Buttercup, a simple peasant girl and Wesley, a poor farm hand, separate so that Wesley may earn his fortune then return to marry his true love.
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  • In the former case a peasant family undertakes all the necessary work in return for payment in money or kind, which varies according to the crop; in the latter the money wages and the payment in kind are fixed beforehand.
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  • A piece of uncultivated land is made over to a peasant for from 20 to 29 years.
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  • The suffrage is extended to all citizens over twenty-one years of age who can read and write and have either attained a certain standard of elementary education or are qualified by paying a rent which varies from 6 in communes of 2500 inhabitants to 16 in communes of 15p,ooo inhabitants, or, if peasant farmers, I6s.
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  • Gratitude for his achievements and sorrow for his death found expression in universal mourning wherein king and peasant equally joined.
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  • They originated in 1645, when, according to their belief, God the Father descended in a chariot of fire on Mount Gorodim, in the province of Vladimir, and took up his abode in a peasant named Daniel Philippov, who chose another peasant, named Ivan Suslov, for his son, the Christ.
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  • Thus the cultivators, whether noble or peasant, have not profited much from the change in their economic circumstances brought about by the social emancipation of 1861.
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  • The only political events in its history since that date have been the rebellion of the maharaja of Khurda in 1804 and the rising of the paiks or peasant militia in 1817-18.
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  • The ideas of the Revolution were slow in penetrating to this ignorant peasant population, which had always been less civilized than the majority of Frenchmen, and in 1789 the events which roused enthusiasm throughout the rest of France left the Vendeans indifferent.
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  • Ptolemy catalogued 8 stars, Tycho 7 and Hevelius Of these, the seven brightest (a of the 1st magnitude, 0, y, of the 2nd magnitude, and b of the 3rd magnitude) constitute one of the most characteristic figures in the northern sky; they have received various names - Septentriones, the wagon, plough, dipper and Charles's wain (a corruption of " churl's wain," or peasant's cart).
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  • The nobles not only had privileges of rank and dignity, but substantial power over the plebeian or peasant class (macehualli).
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  • Walker, superintendent of the censuses of 1870 and 1880, the remarkable fact that such reduction coincided with a cause that was regarded as certain to quicken the increase of population, viz, the introduction of a vast body of fresh peasant blood from Europe, afforded proof that in this matter of population morals are far more potent than physical causes.
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  • The assumption explicitly made by General Walker that among the immigrants no influence was yet excited in restriction of population, is also not only gratuitous, but inherently weak; the European peasant who landed (where the great majority have stayed) in the eastern industrial states was thrown suddenly under the influence of the forces just referred to; forces possibly of stronger influence upon him than upon native classes, which are in general economically and socially more stable, On the whole, the better opinion is probably that of a later authority on the vital statistics of the country, Dr John Shaw Billings,i that though the characteristics of modern life doubtless influence the birth-rate somewhat, by raising the average age of marriage, lessening unions, and increasing divorce and prostitution, their great influence is through the transmutation into necessities of the luxuries of simpler times; not automatically, but in the direction of an increased resort to means for the prevention of child-bearing.
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  • Apart from the peasant class, Castilians have contributed more to the development of Spanish art and literature than the inhabitants of any other region except, perhaps, Andalusia, which claims to be regarded as supreme in architecture and painting.
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  • The largest peasant property may be about 170 acres, and the smallest, except in the Palatinate, about 50.
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  • The holdings of the peasant families vary generally from 8 to 13 acres, the minimum in Russia being 16 to 22 acres.
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  • Where the land is held by small peasant proprietors, they display a certain activity; where there are large greund landlords, these usually control them absolutely.
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  • Another, of the Eloquent Peasant whose ass had been stolen, was only a framework to the rhetoric of endless petitions.
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  • While in Sweden the free and energetic peasant was a salutary power in the state, which he served with both mind and plough, the Danish peasant was sinking to the level of a bondman.
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  • As to the serfs the only indication was that three out of their huge retinue disappeared during the night, but nothing was stolen; and as to the value of their possessions, the thirty peasant carts that had come in from their estates and which many people envied proved to be extremely valuable and they were offered enormous sums of money for them.
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  • When--free from soldiers, wagons, and the filthy traces of a camp--he saw villages with peasants and peasant women, gentlemen's country houses, fields where cattle were grazing, posthouses with stationmasters asleep in them, he rejoiced as though seeing all this for the first time.
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  • The fourth was a peasant, a very handsome man with a broad, light-brown beard and black eyes.
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  • When he related anything it was generally some old and evidently precious memory of his "Christian" life, as he called his peasant existence.
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  • Next day when Denisov had left Pokrovsk, having quite forgotten about this peasant, it was reported to him that Tikhon had attached himself to their party and asked to be allowed to remain with it.
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  • That peasant near Mozhaysk where the battle was said the men were all called up from ten villages around and they carted for twenty days and still didn't finish carting the dead away.
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  • A peasant normally wore their hair down in a short to medium style with a few loose braids.
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  • The peasant look is particularly sexy for plus size women, as it accentuates curves.
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  • He was of peasant origin, but obtained a good education at Sofia and then at Halle in Germany.
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  • Their first discovery was made by a peasant in 1623, since which time they have been worked with varying success.
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  • War again broke out, quickly followed by a new treaty, after which the king of Navarre took part in suppressing the peasant rising known as the Jacquerie.
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  • Nothing was found in the archives, but an old peasant 107 years of age avowed that his father had been similarly benefited a century previously.
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  • He was a stout, dark, red- faced peasant in the forties, with thick lips, a broad knob of a nose, similar knobs over his black frowning brows, and a round belly.
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  • If he were now to leave Moscow like everyone else, his flight from home, the peasant coat, the pistol, and his announcement to the Rostovs that he would remain in Moscow would all become not merely meaningless but contemptible and ridiculous, and to this Pierre was very sensitive.
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  • Denisov, the esaul, and Petya rode silently, following the peasant in the knitted cap who, stepping lightly with outturned toes and moving noiselessly in his bast shoes over the roots and wet leaves, silently led them to the edge of the forest.
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  • The chief thing in his eyes was not the nitrogen in the soil, nor the oxygen in the air, nor manures, nor special plows, but that most important agent by which nitrogen, oxygen, manure, and plow were made effective-- the peasant laborer.
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  • In the church of St Lars are some paintings by Per Horberg (1746-1816), the Swedish peasant artist.
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  • In his relations with Moslems, Buddhists and even fetishists the Russian peasant looks rather to conduct than to creed, the latter being in his view simply a matter of nationality.
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  • The state is the chief owner of forests (almost exclusive owner in Archangel), and owns no less than 289,226,000 acres in European Russia and Poland (235,000,000 acres of good forests), while private persons own 171,800,000 acres, the peasant communities 67,250,000 and the imperial family 22,400,000 acres.
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  • To avert the danger of a man of this type succeeding to the throne Peter made a law by which the reigning sovereign might choose his successor according to his own judgment, and two years later he caused his second wife, Catherine Catherine, the daughter of a Lithuanian peasant, to 1, be crowned with all due solemnity, " in recognition of the courageous services rendered by her to the Russian Empire."
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  • The soil of these plains is generally very fertile and they support a population of nearly 2,800,000 Russians, composed of Cossacks and peasant immigrants, settled chiefly along the rivers and grouped in large, wealthy villages.
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  • Alpatych also knew that on the previous day another peasant had even brought from the village of Visloukhovo, which was occupied by the French, a proclamation by a French general that no harm would be done to the inhabitants, and if they remained they would be paid for anything taken from them.
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  • As proof of this the peasant had brought from Visloukhovo a hundred rubles in notes (he did not know that they were false) paid to him in advance for hay.
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  • They are all dwarfs and one peasant woman will toss three of them with a hayfork.
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  • The peasant drivers, shouting and lashing their horses, kept crossing from side to side.
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  • The men, women, and children of the large peasant famil