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peasant
used in Dracula

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Definition
used historically or possibly in relation to a very poor country:  a person of low income, education, and social standing — especially one who raises crops or livestock
  • Now and again we passed a leiter-wagon—the ordinary peasants's cart—with its long, snakelike vertebra, calculated to suit the inequalities of the road.
    Chapter 1 (54% in)
  • Some of them were just like the peasants at home or those I saw coming through France and Germany, with short jackets, and round hats, and home-made trousers; but others were very picturesque.
    Chapter 1 (14% in)
  • I was evidently expected, for when I got near the door I faced a cheery-looking elderly woman in the usual peasant dress—white undergarment with a long double apron, front, and back, of coloured stuff fitting almost too tight for modesty.
    Chapter 1 (21% in)
  • Here and there was a peasant man or woman kneeling before a shrine, who did not even turn round as we approached, but seemed in the self-surrender of devotion to have neither eyes nor ears for the outer world.
    Chapter 1 (52% in)
  • On this were sure to be seated quite a group of homecoming peasants, the Cszeks with their white, and the Slovaks with their coloured sheepskins, the latter carrying lance-fashion their long staves, with axe at end.
    Chapter 1 (54% in)
  • Then, amongst a chorus of screams from the peasants and a universal crossing of themselves, a caleche, with four horses, drove up behind us, overtook us, and drew up beside the coach.
    Chapter 1 (69% in)
  • He answered: "Because your peasant is at heart a coward and a fool!
    Chapter 2 (61% in)
  • Why, even the peasant that you tell me of who marked the place of the flame would not know where to look in daylight even for his own work.
    Chapter 2 (62% in)
  • What good are peasants without a leader?
    Chapter 3 (22% in)
  • Outlined against the snow as they were, I could see from the men's clothes that they were peasants or gypsies of some kind.
    Chapter 27 (70% in)

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