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  • noun Plural form of granger.


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  • There came to her, now and again, gentle old ranchers -- "grangers," they would be called -- and shy boys from the farms, but for the most part the men she saw embittered her, and she kept out of their sight as much as possible.

    Cavanaugh: Forest Ranger A Romance of the Mountain West Hamlin Garland 1900

  • A Texas congressman introduced a bill in the House of Representatives, but the grangers and the railroads opposed it firmly, and the northwestern cattlemen gave it no support.


  • In 1884, cattlemen from the range country suddenly became so concerned over the rapid extension of fences and the growing power of the grangers that they gathered for a convention in St. Louis.


  • "You might think the boys were a lot of grangers after a dry spell, from the way they're praying for rain," remarked Billy, as for the hundredth time he scanned the sky.

    Army Boys in the French Trenches Or, Hand to Hand Fighting with the Enemy Homer Randall

  • Morgan with an expression of insolence such as might well warrant the belief that he held feud with all grangers and made their discomfiture, dislodgment, and extermination the chief business of his life.

    Trail's End George W. Ogden

  • To it flocked miners from their dusky, pine-clad gorges in the north, grangers from the then new farming settlement in the Montezuma Valley, cowboys from Blue Mountain, the

    The Red-Blooded Heroes of the Frontier Edgar Beecher Bronson

  • The Republicans and Greenbackers made a most humble bow to the grangers, but woman suffrage did not get much help.

    Debate on Woman Suffrage in the Senate of the United States, 2d Session, 49th Congress, December 8, 1886, and January 25, 1887 Various

  • So give it up to the grangers and strike out for the west.

    Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads Various

  • "All this is mine and don't you come a-nigh me!" bawled the cowman when the nesters or grangers began to make their appearance.

    The Free Range Francis William Sullivan 1925

  • We, grangers and cowboys alike, have opened a new land; and we are the pioneers, and as we shape the course of the stream near its head, our efforts have infinitely more effect, in bending it in any given direction, than they would have if they were made farther along.

    Roosevelt in the Bad Lands Hermann Hagedorn 1923


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