Definitions starting with N

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negro grounds

[DJE idem; cf. GROUND cultivated field] n. Obs. the area of a plantation where slaves raised crops on their own time for their own use: 1832 Employed all hands making a Stump fence ... to keep the Cows from going in the Cotton field and Negro Grounds  (Farquharson xi, 11).

Tags: agriculture, noun

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Last update: 2010-11-17 05:23
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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