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crofter

[krawf-ter, krof-] /ˈkrɔf tər, ˈkrɒf-/
noun, British.
1.
a person who rents and works a small farm, especially in Scotland or northern England.
Origin of crofter
1250-1300
Middle English word dating back to 1250-1300; See origin at croft1, -er1
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  • The crofter's cattle went down in the disease, and one of them died.

    Cattle and Cattle-breeders William M'Combie
  • To crofter belonged the honour of first wiping off scores with the enemy.

    Tom, Dick and Harry Talbot Baines Reed
  • “If crofter has the least sense of literary taste, he will frame it,” said Pridgin.

    Tom, Dick and Harry Talbot Baines Reed
  • crofter was not conferring a favour on me; only making a convenience of me.

    Tom, Dick and Harry Talbot Baines Reed
  • It was heads, and I was solemnly ordered to adhere to crofter.

    Tom, Dick and Harry Talbot Baines Reed
  • “I sincerely hope not,” said crofter, in a tone which quite softened me to him.

    Tom, Dick and Harry Talbot Baines Reed
  • But, as crofter only smiled, he turned on his heel and strode out of the room.

    Tom, Dick and Harry Talbot Baines Reed
  • crofter must square this part of the business up with his enemy.

    Tom, Dick and Harry Talbot Baines Reed
  • My anxiety was not at all allayed by a casual encounter with crofter in the evening.

    Tom, Dick and Harry Talbot Baines Reed
  • “If you chose to be civil and back me up, it would be different,” said crofter.

    Tom, Dick and Harry Talbot Baines Reed
British Dictionary definitions for crofter

crofter

/ˈkrɒftə/
noun
1.
(Brit) an owner or tenant of a small farm, esp in Scotland or northern England
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