Examples from the Web for peasantry
In the stalk of the rye occurs a knot, forming a slight bulge known to the peasantry as the “sweet joint.”Creatures of the Night|Alfred W. Rees
A French patois is the language of the peasantry, but English is generally understood.
He was in spirit nearer to the peasantry than many of the Friars who themselves came from the flesh of the peasantry.Waysiders|Seumas O'Kelly
Here, a great number of peasantry attempted a defense, but were easily defeated and a number of prisoners taken.St. George for England|G. A. Henty
Our ancestors may be said to have led us on to this proud position, by the gradual emancipation of the peasantry from slavery.