It is the staff of life of the Mexican peon, and the making of tortillas is the chief vocation in life of his wife and daughters.
This arrangement is all against the peon, and all in favor of the employer.
To the first worldly shelter you sought—the peon's hut or the Alcalde's casa—you would have thought it necessary to bring a story.
The school is as free to the son of a peon as to him with the richest of parents.
Just at that moment a peon announced Don Torribio, who entered the room.
That, peon, is something you'll have to find out for yourself.
Explain, said Don Antonio, looking first at Adrian and then at the peon.
You came off the ship that landed today, and have been classified a peon.
We could see the peon in the howdah leaning over the front bar, and eagerly peering into the recesses of the thicket before him.
The Mexican peon is not necessarily particular as to the quality of this meat.
unskilled worker, 1826, from Mexican Spanish peon "agricultural laborer" (especially a debtor held in servitude by his creditor), from Spanish peon "day laborer," also "pedestrian," originally "foot soldier," from Medieval Latin pedonem "foot soldier" (see pawn (n.2)). The word entered British English earlier (c.1600) in the sense "native constable, soldier, or messenger in India," via Portuguese peao "pedestrian, foot soldier, day laborer."