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homesteader

Definitions

  • ROGERS HOMESTEAD, BELVIDERE
    ROGERS HOMESTEAD, BELVIDERE
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n homesteader someone who settles lawfully on government land with the intent to acquire title to it
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Homesteader One who has entered upon a portion of the public land with the purpose of acquiring ownership of it under provisions of the homestead law, so called; one who has acquired a homestead in this manner.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n homesteader One who settles upon the public land, or acquires a residence under the Homestead Act.
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Usage

In literature:

The family life at the Day homestead was very different now from what it had been when Janice first came there to live.
"The Mission of Janice Day" by Helen Beecher Long
By and by Sproatly brought Watson to the homestead, and he was busy with Hawtrey for some time.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
At the homestead of the fair one?
"Kalevala, Volume I (of 2)" by Anonymous
This bit of meadow Luck homesteaded and fenced on the north side, thus cutting the cattle of his enemy from the river.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
Well, they came back a night or two later with a mob of Americans, and laid hands on the homestead.
"The Cattle-Baron's Daughter" by Harold Bindloss
The structure on the apple bough was the redstart homestead.
"Little Brothers of the Air" by Olive Thorne Miller
There were a certain number of huts, intended finally to be homesteads, in the course of being built.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
No, the management of the family homestead was his inevitable lot.
"The Wall Between" by Sara Ware Bassett
With the passing of Carey's Crossing, he had taken a homestead claim on Grass River.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
At length they reached the homestead which had belonged to Pritchard, Boulanger's relative.
"The King's Warrant" by Alfred H. Engelbach
It is still impossible to reach the ruins of the homestead, for the wake of the fire is like a superheated oven.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
The cabin, superior in plan and workmanship to that of the average homesteader, faced the west.
"Virginia of Elk Creek Valley" by Mary Ellen Chase
Toward the end of the eighties the pressure of the population for more homestead lands brought about the opening of Oklahoma.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
We saw Greta depart on the train bound North and branch off East for the Du Taine homestead near Johannesburg.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
Every homestead should be adorned with trees.
"The Road and the Roadside" by Burton Willis Potter
There is a homestead there for each of us.
"A Canadian Bankclerk" by J. P. Buschlen
All along the Canyon we saw little homesteads planted in pocket valleys.
"Across the Continent by the Lincoln Highway" by Effie Price Gladding
His name was Rennie, and he was nominally a homesteader, though he did little more than comply with the statutory requirements.
"The Land of Strong Men" by Arthur M. Chisholm
He would not go to The Homestead if he were.
"The Man Who Rose Again" by Joseph Hocking
They were to be shot down where they stood, now, right on the threshold of their burning homestead.
"Langford of the Three Bars" by Kate Boyles
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In poetry:

His head is bowed. He thinks on men and kings.
Yea, when the sick world cries, how can he sleep?
Too many peasants fight, they know not why,
Too many homesteads in black terror weep.
"Abraham Lincoln Walks At Midnight" by Vachel Lindsay
By hut, homestead and shearing shed,
By railroad, coach and track-
By lonely graves where rest the dead,
Up-Country and Out-Back:
To where beneath the clustered stars
The dreamy plains expand-
"By Hut, Homestead And Shearing Shed," by Henry Lawson
Old homestead! old homestead! what feelings arise!
As now the old homestead greets kindly our eyes;
Old homestead, where oft we were merry or sad;
Each day as it fled, still some witchery had.
"Old Homestead" by James Avis Bartley
Oh! memories most thrilling, most holy, most dear,
Still cluster around thee, old homestead, fore'er;
Thou hast a deep magic that never can die,
'Till 'neath the green valley, we endlessly lie.
"Old Homestead" by James Avis Bartley
Old homestead! some dwelt with us, loved with us here;
Some smiled at our smile, and they wept at our tear:
Of those some have gone to a far distant land;
And some--where yon cedars like pale mourners stand.
"Old Homestead" by James Avis Bartley
There flows from her spirit such love and delight,
That the face of Blind Mary is radiant with light--
As the gleam from a homestead through darkness will show
Or the moon glimmer soft through the fast falling snow.
"Blind Mary" by Thomas Osborne Davis

In news:

Residents have until Dec 31 to take advantage of the Homestead Tax Credit.
I would like to take time to thank the voters in the Ishpeming School District for supporting the recent non-homestead millage renewal.
Deadline approaching for homestead verifications.
Friday's Sound Off Question: Was a 30 day sentence appropriate for the teens involved in the Homestead sexual assault.
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art The restored homestead of John Ringling is seen on the grounds of the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Fla.
Aspen airport striving to preserve old homestead.
For the past five years Madyson has volunteered for a week during the summer to work with children of migrant workers in Homestead.
Ricky Stenhouse (6) and Austin Dillon (3) race during the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Saturday, Nov 17, 2012, in Homestead, Fla. By Associated Press.
Homestead High School coach talks about Bielema.
Spring has sprung at Homestead Gardens.
While Big Basin 's production facility is tucked away in Boulder Creek on a homestead property that dates back to the late 1800s, its tasting room is conveniently located in the charming village of Saratoga.
"The Mobile Homestead in front of the abandoned Detroit Central Train Station," 2010.
All three of the top NASCAR series Championships are coming down to the last races of the season, and will be decided this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Custer's Cashay Harris said at the Homestead Sectional after winning the girls 100-meter dash that she wanted to win that race to make it to state.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr claimed his second consecutive Nationwide Series championship with a sixth-place finish in Saturday's Ford EcoBoost 300 season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
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In science:

The Virtual Community : Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier, New York, NY : Harper Perennial. Slater, M. D., K.
Profiling Internet Users' Participation in Social Change Agendas: An application of Q methodology
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