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land-poor

[land-poo r] /ˈlændˌpʊər/
adjective
1.
in need of ready money while owning much land.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75, Americanism
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Examples for land-poor
  • land-poor noblemen were busily enclosing common areas and evicting tenants in order to raise more sheep.
British Dictionary definitions for land-poor

land-poor

adjective
1.
owning much unprofitable land and lacking the money to maintain its fertility or improve it
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