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agrarian

Describing an agricultural system which combines horticulture and animals.

Emiliano Zapata

Emiliano Zapata (1879–1919)   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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Quotation
Current Version:
2008
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Quotations
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80 words

...Emiliano Zapata 1879 – 1919 Mexican revolutionary, who attempted to implement his programme of agrarian reform by means of guerrilla warfare . See also ibarruri Many of them, so as to curry favour with tyrants, for a fistful of coins, or through bribery or corruption, are shedding the blood of their brothers. on the maderistas who, in Zapata's view, had betrayed the revolutionary cause Plan de Ayala 28 November 1911 for a fistful of coins for a fistful of ...

John Gunther

John Gunther (1901–70)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008
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Quotations
Length:
512 words

...Mormon church. Inside U.S.A ., 1947 I asked an Idaho patriot why potatoes were so big. Answer: “We fertiliz'em with cornmeal and irrigate them with milk.” Inside U.S.A ., 1947 Iowa spells agriculture, and agriculture in this part of the world spells corn. This is the heart of agrarian America. Inside U.S.A ., 1947 A kind of gravity point for American democracy. of Kansas Inside U.S.A ., 1947 Nobody can possibly understand the Middle West who has not, for fun or profit, once looked through the catalogue of a great mail order company. Inside U.S.A ., 1947 A...

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