from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A hand or person who works in the fields; a laborer on a farm or plantation.
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Just once, I wanted a beating to leave field-hand whip marks on my back.
I'm Perfect, You're Doomed Kyria Abrahams 2009
Elirose Pierre-Louis, who came to the US from Haiti in 1985, worked as a seasonal field-hand and as a janitor in southern Florida.
The casual rape of a fertile field-hand, a mistake in the contraception treatments, an affair by a younger elf with a simple servant or a breeder'there must have been a dozen ways a conception could occur.
The Elvenbane Lackey, Mercedes 1991
If I cook another meal for anyone, it'll be for myself and not for six field-hand appetites that don't know decent food from pigs 'swill.'
Restoree McCaffrey, Anne 1967
He never indulged in any regrets for the Arcadian joyousness and irresponsibility which was a somewhat popular conception of slavery; his had not been the lot of the petted house-servant, but that of the toiling field-hand.
Olmsted says: 'I much doubt if the harvest demand of the principal cotton districts of Mississippi adds five per cent. to their field-hand force.
She was the dependable field-hand for the sowing and reaping, when agriculture became the principal means of subsistence.
Society Its Origin and Development Henry Kalloch Rowe
The fact, of coarse, was unpleasant, and the loss considerable, -- a prime field-hand, with some knowledge of carpentry and a good performer on the violin, -- but evasions must be checked, and I cannot see why Mr. Mellasys's method was too severe.
So far is this from being the case, that although family prayers were held in several of the fifty planters 'houses in Mississippi and Alabama, in which I passed a night, I never in a single instance saw a field-hand attend or join in the devotion of the family.
The preceding testimony proves conclusively, that the _quantity of food_ generally allowed to a full-grown field-hand, is a peck of corn
The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4 American Anti-Slavery Society