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  • They were peasants, she groaned.
  • "In other words, he isn’t comfortable unless he can behave like a peasant in a mud hut!"
  • He was neither a peasant tailor, a potential artist, a social complication, nor a peril.
  • Carol waited for him in the station, among huddled German women with shawls and umbrellas, and ragged-bearded farmers in corduroy coats; peasants mute as oxen, in a room thick with the steam of wet coats, the reek of the red-hot stove, the stench of sawdust boxes which served as cuspidors.

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  • Most people in the Middle Ages were peasants.
  • In 1932 a peasant revolt in Su County China stopped collection of the poppy tax.

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