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CROPPER, contracts. One who, having no interest in the land, works it in consideration of receiving a portion of the crop for his labor. 2 Rawle, R. 12.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Don't let history come a cropper THE Shears Inn and its connection with the Luddites could become another local history calamity.
He said the bolt croppers were designed specifically to cut through metal and when asked if they could have cut through the fences of the pens on Leppings Lane, he said: "Very easily."
Glenda said: "From their first meeting, Hayley Patterson and Roy Cropper were destined to become one of television's most loved and enduring couples.
2010 Law change means the Croppers' union can be officially recognised
Olive croppers were also advised to take appropriate precautions before the storm hits.
The company said the original design of the chain would have prevented access to the shackle of the lock by bolt croppers. But the design had been changed and the labels had not been updated.
Soap fans have seen the couple jet off to Spain on holiday, leaving Cilla's son Chesney with Roy and Hayley Cropper.
The victims in the 2001 killings were Agard's great-grandmother, Maggie Lee, 83, her daughter Lynette Lithgow Pearson, 51, a former anchor woman for Granada TV, and her brother-in-law John Cropper, 59, from Ormskirk.
In 1931, members of the Communist Party began working among rural black people in Alabama, encouraging them to form the Share Croppers' Union (SCU) in an effort to increase the bargaining power of agricultural workers and help them gain fair treatment from landlords.
I remember drinking in the Croppers when it was just a pub in the halcyon days of my youth - and it was usually crowded.
JULIE Hesmondhalgh has quit Coronation Street after 15 years as Britain's first soap transsexual Hayley Cropper.
The expert cut through the shackle of the locks with a pair of bolt croppers and he considered that the claim that the shackle of the lock was bolt cropper-proof was false.