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small holding

noun, British.
a piece of land rented or sold to a farmer by county authorities for purposes of cultivation.
Origin of small holding
First recorded in 1890-95
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small holder, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • There is little chance of the immigrant securing a small holding and forming a home.

    The Amazing Argentine John Foster Fraser
  • And then the small holding can be cultivated to better advantage.

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • He would grin with amaze if told that his small holding formed the council-chamber in which was settled the affairs of a nation.

    The Great Mogul Louis Tracy
  • A family with a small holding of four or five hectares can live most comfortably.

    The Amazing Argentine John Foster Fraser
  • Now, Mrs. Bawtrey has a small holding on lease at the inadequate rent of L8 a year.

    Kenelm Chillingly, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Mrs. Burston, for that was her name, was an aged widow, whose whole income depended upon a small holding of this stock.

    The Poison Belt Arthur Conan Doyle
  • She had taken a small holding, and with the help of a few women pupils was running it as a fruit, flower and poultry farm.

  • If we may trust these figures, the typical family has a small holding of from two and a half to fifteen acres.

  • It is absurd to compare the tenant of a small holding in Mayo with an English farmer—properly so called.

    Disturbed Ireland Bernard H. Becker
  • In fact, the Hawaiian living in his valley on his kuliana or small holding, leads an extremely irregular life.

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