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14-05-2006, 7:18 PM
new here so hello to all hopwe I may be of help,recent cyberspace acquaintance sent me here.
Anyone know what a husbandman was and additionally a Trimmer
A Husband-Man / Husbandman 1) Tenant farmer 2) Farmer dealing with animals (14th century From the Anglo-Saxon husbonda)
Trimmer 1) Ship's crewman who trimmed coal in ship's bunkers 2) Dockworker who trimmed grain or bulk cargo in ship's hold to spread it out evenly
17-05-2006, 11:23 PM
many thanxs Annie I thought it was something along the lines of a kept man and as for a trimmer something to do with tailoring.
17-05-2006, 11:43 PM
You may also like to note that, depending on the context and date, 'husbandman' may additionally be used to imply social class or status - in this case between a yeoman and a cottager.
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