Sentence Examples

  • Moreover, many proprietors contrived to curtail seriously the allotments which the peasants had possessed under serfdom, and frequently they deprived them of precisely the parts which they were most in need of, namely, pasture lands around their houses, and forests.
  • Tradition ascribed to him the capture of the maritime town of Helos, which resisted his attempt to curtail its guaranteed rights, and the institution of the class of serfs called Helots.
  • On heavy soils, however, the farmer cannot afford to curtail the time necessary for thorough cultivation of the land.
  • Emboldened by their success, the fathers approached the subject of reform, their principal object being to curtail the power and resources of the papacy.
  • Until 1878 the forests were almost neglected; afterwards, the government was forced to levy a graduated tax on goats, owing to the damage they inflicted upon young trees, and to curtail the popular rights of cutting timber and fir-wood and of pasturage.

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