Noun(1) a laborer who is obliged to do menial work
(1) She was a smart mechanic, but she was still a mere peon to the vassal that owned her.(2) From Old French, it went to Portuguese which gave it to Indian languages as peon : one who walks ahead of the master, a factotum.(3) Thus the Southern peon is not, in fact, and as an individual, as irrevocably bound to the wheel of industry as his Northern brother, since he may always escape to churldom.(4) Spanish-speaking peon laborers from Venezuela arrived in the nineteenth century to clear forests and work in cocoa cultivation.(5) The power you think you wield is limited to a few faithful peons .(6) They had come from the slums of the favelas with a dream of being a patron of a large estate centered with a grand hacienda: Indian peons would work their wide acreage and cater to their needs.(7) After playing the game for 50 minutes, the computer will have successfully constructed one farm and three peons , each of which are harvesting lumber for no reason.(8) Over the years, the self-described ├ö├ç├┐former tyrant├ö├ç├û has learned that a company comes to life when it treats its staff as peers rather than as peons .(9) Now will you tell us lowly peons what we're doing here?(10) After the 1979 revolution, they argued that women cannot be judges, and they made us all into peons in the ministry of justice.(11) The earth-shattering declaration (which was an absolute absurdity, really) came from a tall, willowy girl surrounded by what could only be classified as a gaggle of peons .(12) If you are going to play favorites, don't tell us peons about it.(13) In 1901, the councillors gave up the privilege of having peons who used to accompany them during assessments and inspections.(14) He also shows how peons sought to escape military demands and to redefine their relationship with the state by migrating, changing identity, and reinventing a new political and military persona.(15) These forms typically include serfdom, indentured labor, debt peonage , convict labor, ├ö├ç├┐wage slavery,├ö├ç├û and forms of elite slavery, in addition to plantation slavery.(16) This political art project was designed to compensate the impoverished peons of Mexico for the failure of the 1910-1919 revolution led by Zapata and Pancho Villa.
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