Usage examples for planter

  1. In the cotton States, after the war, the simple and ignorant Negroes made the crops for the white planter on shares. – The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) Last Updated: February 18, 2009
  2. The lantern that hung near him enabled him to see the features of the planter, but he could not see the face of the officer, with whom he was engaged in a very earnest conversation. – Fighting for the Right by Oliver Optic
  3. We learn also upon how little a New England planter could live, how little money he spent. – Customs and Fashions in Old New England by Alice Morse Earle
  4. " And," sez I, " you can explain to me jest as well how the hoe and the planter cause the seed to spring up in the loosened ground. – Samantha at the World's Fair by Marietta Holley
  5. He had met on board the Murmania a mahogany- planter who was visiting England for the first time in thirteen years: the profession must be an enthralling one. – Poor Relations by Compton Mackenzie
  6. He was not surprised at the kindness of the planter in making the visit, but that he should know so soon that he was a prisoner of war, for he had fully decided not to make any appeal to his uncle; and he could not imagine how he had discovered his situation. – Within The Enemy's Lines SERIES: The Blue and the Gray--Afloat by Oliver Optic
  7. The almanac went year after year, for quarter of a century, into the house of nearly every shopkeeper, planter, and farmer in the American provinces. – Benjamin Franklin by John Torrey Morse, Jr.
  8. They even converted Spotswood into a Virginia planter. – The Road to Independence: Virginia 1763-1783 by Virginia State Dept. of Education
  9. Bennett, a planter of Nansemond County, was a Puritan in his religious outlook and was one of those who had invited New England to send ministers to Virginia in the early 1640's. – Virginia Under Charles I And Cromwell, 1625-1660 by Wilcomb E. Washburn
  10. True they built the railway; but what use to a planter to build a line and rob him of his profits in the freight? – Sketches of the East Africa Campaign by Robert Valentine Dolbey
  11. The lad's no planter. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  12. " The crow is a thief," the planter declares; " he should confine himself to a wild diet, or else sow his own garden." – A Rambler's lease by Bradford Torrey
  13. Well, I must say you shoot remarkably well for a tobacco planter, Captain. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  14. The planter considered for a moment. – Rainbow's End by Rex Beach
  15. Had he thought that little Phebe, as the adopted daughter of the wealthy Virginia planter, would do to reign at Rosedale? – Lily Pearl and The Mistress of Rosedale by Ida Glenwood
  16. Pity the sorrows of a planter. – Vailima-Letters by Stevenson, Robert Louis