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land-poor

[land-poo r]
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adjective
  1. in need of ready money while owning much land.

Origin of land-poor

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for land-poor

Historical Examples

  • The steam thresher would amaze some of our overworked, land-poor farmers.

    A Truthful Woman in Southern California

    Kate Sanborn


British Dictionary definitions for land-poor

land-poor

adjective
  1. owning much unprofitable land and lacking the money to maintain its fertility or improve it
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