To survive, farmworkers and peasants had to expose themselves to disease.
Two Jews are walking down a sidewalk in Odessa; two Russian peasants are walking toward them.
These were women of all histories: peasants, artists, and wartime heroines reaching far into future.
In many villages, peasants have a hard time telling the difference between the ALP and the many arbakai.
Instead, the peasants around him lead a harsh and demanding life.
The magistrate arrested three peasants at Pestrovo yesterday.
The principal patrons of this modest watering-place are the peasants.
peasants and ragged soldiers hung about the passage, and black-coated Jewish-looking men hurried in and out.
Ere they reached the copse, the peasants had disappeared within it.
But many of the peasants in Maximof's villages were of opinion that the Barin's fate was well deserved.
early 15c., from Anglo-French paisant (mid-14c.), Old French paisent "local inhabitant" (12c., Modern French paysan), earlier paisenc, from pais "country, region" + Frankish suffix -enc "-ing."
Pais is from Late Latin pagensis "(inhabitant) of the district," from Latin pagus "country or rural district" (see pagan). As a style of garment in fashion (e.g. peasant blouse) from 1953.