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field hand

a person who works in the fields of a farm or plantation.
Origin of field hand
1820-30, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • And yet, despite the odds, the transition from field hand to fledgling researcher happened three times in the same family.
  • The colonial era was the day of the handicraftsman and the field hand.
  • The lowest rung was field hand and comprised the majority.
  • Ben goes undercover as a field hand to determine if the crimes are the work of vengeful neighbors or a voodoo curse.

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