It is small, fits easily in a standard kitchen utility drawer, and does yeoman duty when called upon.
The rise of the yeoman class in Britain was particularly critical in foreshadowing the evolution of America.
This low turnout is remarkable given how unfavorably Obama is viewed by much of the yeoman class.
All this suggests what could be seen as the proletarianization of the yeoman class.
"I hope there will be no collision between Rita and Mrs. yeoman," laughed Dick.
He was born in 1769, the son of a yeoman farmer at Churchill, in Oxfordshire.
The "yeoman's" estate is not only honourable but useful, as Starcad generously and truly acknowledges.
My father was a yeoman—an independent, or, as he was sometimes styled, a gentleman-farmer.
Thou canst borrow twenty marks from Dame Adlyn, the yeoman's wife.
The yeoman of the signals; a first-class petty officer in the navy.
c.1300, "attendant in a noble household," of unknown origin, perhaps a contraction of Old English iunge man "young man," or from an unrecorded Old English *geaman, equivalent of Old Frisian gaman "villager," from Old English -gea "district, village," cognate with Old Frisian ga, ge, from Proto-Germanic *gaujan.
Sense of "commoner who cultivates his land" is recorded from early 15c.; also the third order of fighting men (late 14c., below knights and squires, above knaves), hence yeomen's service "good, efficient service" (c.1600). Meaning "naval petty officer in charge of supplies" is first attested 1660s. Yeowoman first recorded 1852: "Then I am yeo-woman O the clumsy word!" [Tennyson, "The Foresters"]