In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Though not free men, they were above the bordars and cottars who held less land, and well above the slaves, who had been numerous in Saxon England.
- He had also freeborn cottars and slaves to farm his land.
- All that could be carried off was taken, all that could not was wasted by the fires they kindled, even onto the humblest grain store-house of the poor cottars.
- All villeins and cottars in the Seven Kingdoms gather to celebrate the successful harvests of the summer seasons and to prepare for the coming winter.
- Go up into the north and see the cotters living on poorer and poorer than their fathers had been, crowded down and driven off good land on to poor land.
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