Sentence Examples


  • Under terzieria the owner furnishes stock, implements and seed, and the tiller retains only one-third of the principal products.
  • In the famiglio da spesa the tiller receives a small wage and a proportion of certain products.
  • If the tiller receives as much as 45 lire per month, supplemented by other wages in kind, it is said to be boaria a salario; if the principal part of his remuneration is in kind, his contract is called boaria a spesa.
  • At harvest-time the produce is placed in the barns of the lessor, who first deducts 25% as premium, then 16% for battiteria (the difference between corn before and after winnowing), then deducts a proportion for rent and subsidies, so that the portion retained by the actual tiller of the soil is extremely meagre.
  • In bad years the tiller, moreover, gives up seed corn befote beginning harvest.

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