Meanwhile the boy had gone home to his father's farm out in the country, and before Christmas he was dead.
He wanted his grandfather to buy him a farm out there where he could breed horses.
E got some work at a farm out at Pendragon and 'e was just goin' there when I came along and made 'im come to Spain. '
I only wish his volk were on my farm—out they should go, or I would know the reason why.
But I hate the care of even a tiny and twopenny house and wish I could farm out the same.
Grandfather and his boys, four in all, fairly carved a farm out of the big forest that covered the cold rocky hills.
For it is a hard thing to make a farm out of nothing, even in fifteen years.
And they had squeezed farm after farm out of the settlers hands for rum, and thus had bountifully enriched themselves.
"You seem to forget that to take the farm out of this poor man's hands would be to ruin him," replied Sir Arthur, quietly.
When I first saw you on your father's farm out in Kansas, you was as wild a little gypsy as I ever set eyes on.
c.1300, "fixed payment (usually in exchange for taxes collected, etc.), fixed rent," from Old French ferme "rent, lease," from Medieval Latin firma "fixed payment," from Latin firmare "to fix, settle, confirm, strengthen," from firmus "firm" (see firm (adj.)).
Sense of "tract of leased land" is first recorded early 14c.; that of "cultivated land" (leased or not) is 1520s. Phrase buy the farm "die in battle," is at least from World War II, perhaps a cynical reference to the draftee's dream of getting out of the war and going home, in many cases to a peaceful farmstead. But fetch the farm is prisoner slang from at least 1879 for "get sent to the infirmary," with reference to the better diet and lighter duties there.
mid-15c., "to rent (land)," from Anglo-French fermer, from ferme (see farm (n.)). The agricultural sense is from 1719. Original sense is retained in to farm out.
A minor-league club used as a training ground by a major-league club: Columbus is a Yankee farm (1898+ Baseball)