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258 examples of squatter in sentences

We took possession by the right of squatter sovereignty, the owner being unknown, or at all events, absent from the woods.

This was the discovery of an enormous mass of virgin gold, weighing upward of one hundred pounds, by Doctor Kerr, a squatter on the Meroo Creek.

The invitation was readily accepted, and in a short time fifty ardent followers of the advocate of squatter sovereignty were lined up in front of a black Republican office, thirsting for black Republican whisky.

You will get quiet possession of your house, it is true, for I have put a Cerberus in it, that is quite equal to his task, difficult as it may be, and who has quite as much relish for a bill of costs, as any squatter can have for a trespass; but without some such guardian of your rights, I would not answer for it, that you would not be compelled to sleep in the highway.

Perhaps the nose is a trifle squatter than even the average new-born's flat nose.

Many of these laws would not stand the rigid scrutiny of the Supreme Court; to many of them the Government's title may now be valid by a kind of "squatter's sovereignty" in legislation,merely so many years of undisputed possession.

Hardly a day passed without some "prairie schooner" (the canvas-covered wagon of the squatter) creaking into our corral; and the quiet gulches and caรฑons where Ajax and I had shot quail and deer began to re-echo to the shouts of the children of the rough folk from the mid-West and Missouri.

If this part of the country were well supplied with water it would form splendid stations for the squatter; but from its level character and geological structure, permanent surface-water is very scarce, and where it does exist it is surrounded by scrubby country, which renders it almost unavailable.

THE SQUATTERโ€™S MAN THE STRINGY BARK COCKATOO THE EUMERELLA SHORE JIMMY SAGO

JACKAROO THE PLAINS OF RIVERINE THE SHEEP-WASHERSโ€™ LAMENT THE BROKEN-DOWN SQUATTER

THE MARANOA DROVERS RIVER BEND SONG OF THE SQUATTER WALLABI JOE THE SQUATTER OF THE OLDEN TIME

THE MARANOA DROVERS RIVER BEND SONG OF THE SQUATTER WALLABI JOE THE SQUATTER OF THE OLDEN TIME

โ€œThe Squatterโ€™s Manโ€ is a balled of these harder times.

The first rush of settlement is over, and the haughty squatter contemptuously offers ten shillings a week as wages to a man for a variety of drudgery that is set out with much spirit in the song.

The squatters also had a word to say, and โ€œThe Broken-down Squatterโ€ puts their side of the case in a sort of ad misericordiam appeal; while โ€œThe Eumerella Shoreโ€ is a smart hit at the cattle-stealers who availed themselves of the chances afforded by the new state of things in the country.

A โ€œcockatoo,โ€ it should be explained, is a small settler, and the stringy-bark tree is an unfailing sign of poor land; and the minstrel was much worse treated when working for โ€œThe Stringy-bark Cockatooโ€ than when he was a โ€œSquatterโ€™s man.โ€

Wid a man called a squatter I soon got a place, sure, Heโ€™d a beard like a goat, and such whiskers, Ohone!

THE SQUATTERโ€™S MAN Come, all ye lads anโ€™ list to me, Thatโ€™s left your homes anโ€™ crossed the sea, To try your fortune, bound or free, All in this golden land.

To raise fresh funds I was forced to fly, And be a squatterโ€™s man.

I saw the squatter with his beard, And up to him I boldly steered, With my swag and billy-can.

But Iโ€™ll give tenโ€”ten, sugar anโ€™ tea; Ten bob a week, if youโ€™ll suit me, And very soon I hope youโ€™ll be A handy squatterโ€™s man.

Be sure you come sober back again To be a squatterโ€™s man.โ€

With Ben Hall or Gardiner Iโ€™d rather rob, Than be a squatterโ€™s man.

โ€œDo you know how to snob?โ€โ€”A snob in English slang is a bootmaker, so the squatter wanted his man to do a bit of boot-repairing.

Oh, my pretty little calf, At the squatter you may laugh, For heโ€™ll never be your owner any more; For youโ€™re running, running, running on the dufferโ€™s piece of land, Free selected on the Eumerella shore.

A squatter in the future Iโ€™ve no doubt you may be, But if the banks once get you, theyโ€™ll put you up a tree.

Supplies of food unstinted, good, No squatter did withhold.

THE BROKEN-DOWN SQUATTER (Air: โ€œItโ€™s a fine hunting day.โ€) Come, Stumpy, old man, we must shift while we can; All our mates in the paddock are dead.

Let us wave our farewells to Glen Evaโ€™s sweet dells And the hills where your lordship was bred; Together to roam from our drought-stricken homeโ€” It seems hard that such things have to be, And its hard on a โ€œhogsโ€ when heโ€™s nought for a boss But a broken-down squatter like me!

When the bigwigs are brought to the Bankruptcy Court, What chance for a squatter like me.

Leave the slip-panels down, it wonโ€™t matter much now, There are none but the crows left to see, Perching gaunt in yon pine, as though longing to dine On a broken-down squatter like me.

Chorus: For the banks, &c. โ€™Twas done without reason, for leaving the season No squatter could stand such a rub; For itโ€™s useless to squat when the rents are so hot That one canโ€™t save the price of oneโ€™s grub; And thereโ€™s not much to choose โ€™twixt the banks and the Jews Once a fellow gets put up a tree; No odds what I feel, thereโ€™s no court of appeal For a broken-down squatter like me.

Chorus: For the banks, &c. โ€™Twas done without reason, for leaving the season No squatter could stand such a rub; For itโ€™s useless to squat when the rents are so hot That one canโ€™t save the price of oneโ€™s grub; And thereโ€™s not much to choose โ€™twixt the banks and the Jews Once a fellow gets put up a tree; No odds what I feel, thereโ€™s no court of appeal For a broken-down squatter like me.

I went up to a squatter, and asked him for a feed, But the knowledge of my hunger was swallowed by his greed.

We are up at break of day, and weโ€™re all soon on the way, For we always have to go ten miles or more; It donโ€™t do to loaf about, or the squatter will come outโ€” Heโ€™s strict on drovers from the sandy Maranoa.

SONG OF THE SQUATTER

Oh! poor Wallabi Joe, &c. THE SQUATTER OF THE OLDEN TIME

Iโ€™ll sing to you a fine new song, made by my blessed mate, Of a fine Australian squatter who had a fine estate, Who swore by right pre-emptive at a sanguinary rate That by his rams, his ewes, his lambs, Australia was made greatโ€” Like a fine Australian squatter, one of the olden time.

Iโ€™ll sing to you a fine new song, made by my blessed mate, Of a fine Australian squatter who had a fine estate, Who swore by right pre-emptive at a sanguinary rate That by his rams, his ewes, his lambs, Australia was made greatโ€” Like a fine Australian squatter, one of the olden time.

His hut around was hung with guns, whips, spurs, and boots and shoes, And kettles and tin pannikins to hold the tea he brews; And here his worship lolls at ease and takes his smoke and snooze, And quaffs his cup of hysouskin, the beverage old chums chooseโ€” Like a fine Australian squatter, one of the olden time.

And when shearing time approaches he opens hut to all, And though ten thousand are his flocks, he featly shears them all, Even to the scabby wanderer youโ€™d think no good at all; For while he fattens all the great, he boils down all the smallโ€” Like a fine old Murray squatter, one of the olden time.

His friends declare his habits queer, his language much too free, And are somewhat apt to cross the street when him they chance to seeโ€” This fine Australian squatter, the boy of the olden time.

One day a squatter rode up.

Chorus: Then give your horses rein, &c. THE FREEHOLD ON THE PLAIN (Air: โ€œThe Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane.โ€) Iโ€™m a broken-down old squatter, my cash it is all gone, Of troubles and bad seasons I complain; My cattle are all mortgaged, of horses I have none, And Iโ€™ve lost that little freehold on the plain.

I commenced life as a squatter some twenty years ago, When fortune followed in my train;

They came together into collision with squatter sovereignty: they found for the first time in their path that solid resistance of the West which was manifested in the last election, and which, I firmly hope, is about to save America.

" If Douglas did not answer Lincoln's question he would jeopardize his election as Senator; if he did answer he would offend the South, for his doctrine of "squatter sovereignty" conflicted not only with the interests of slavery, but with his defence of the Dred-Scott decision,a fact which Lincoln was not slow to point out.

In another quarterTocoa notoriously lawless squatter had expressed his intention of shooting the Government official.

For M- (the civiliser of Montserrat) had gone off early, with mule, cutlass, and haversack, back over the Doubloon and into the wilds of Manzanilla, to settle certain disputed squatter claims, and otherwise enforce the law; and now the night had fallen, and he was not yet home.

It was possible that across from them was a squatter's cabin; and yet if this were so, and the girl was going to it, why had she told him that she was a stranger in the town?

He cleared and tilled a small spot of land around it, and Susan began to hope that, for her sake, he would settle down quietly as a squatter.

She rushed from the hut, and soon, breathless and terrified, reached the squatter's cabin.

Day was just breaking when Susan reached the squatter's cabin.

Through another streak of luck we preempted a room in the schoolhouse and held it against all comers by right of squatter sovereignty.

The Pro-slavery party of this country seeks the popular favor under even more frequent and incongruous aliases; it is now national, now conservative, now constitutional; here it represents Squatter-Sovereignty, and there the power of Congress over the Territories; but, under whatever name, its nature remains unchanged, and its instincts are none the less predatory and destructive.

Kansas was saved, it is true; but it was the experience of Kansas that disgusted the South with Mr. Douglas's panacea of "Squatter Sovereignty.

They came day and night, and though my reason denied them entrance they held their own as by a kind of squatter's right.

"They'd pull off a couple of hold-ups, then they'd ride off to one of these squatter places and lay up for ten days, maybe, drinkin' and feedin' up themselves and their hosses.

Then they come on the gang while they were restin' up in the house of a squatter.

And along about evenin' of the second day we come to the house of Tom Shaw, a squatter.

He had been a squatter, but his family had died of a fever, and McNamara's mind had been unsettled ever since; whisky had finished the work of sending him on the downward path with Conklin's little crew of desperadoes.

The furniture in the rooms that look upon Pennsylvania Avenue is as fresh as the dogma of Squatter Sovereignty; that in all other rooms dates back to the Ordinance of '87.

THE LAND AGENT AND THE SQUATTER XXXIII.

THE LAND AGENT AND THE SQUATTER.

That was the way the land agent paid the squatter.

When the road grew too hot for us, on account of the fire of sunshine in our rear, we jumped over the fence into the Race-Course, a big field beside us, and there became squatter sovereigns all day.

This was called "popular sovereignty" or "squatter sovereignty."

The moment the law opening Kansas for settlement was known in Missouri, numbers of men crossed the Missouri River, entered the territory, held squatters' meetings, drove a few stakes into the ground to represent "squatter claims," went home, and called on the people of the South to hurry into Kansas.

Squatter sovereignty to be allowed in Kansas and Nebraska, Utah and New Mexico territories.

ESTHER Bush: Wife of the squatter Ishmael Bush.

These three, the Serf, the Rebel, and the Squatter, are three out of a thousand types and aspects that have gone to our making.

Two years later, Douglas, then in the Senate, once more sought to test the Squatter Sovereignty idea regarding the new western lands, but once more a cold silence met his attempts.

What are you saying?" "I am half Pathanmy father was a Pathan and my mother an Australian squatter's daughter.

So far as the political condition of the Territory is concerned, the result, filtered down, amounts simply to a demonstration of the impolicy of applying the doctrine of Squatter Sovereignty as a rule for its government.

They squatter away like the witches of Kรญeff."

They have merely squatter's right to the land, and are always in danger of being ousted by unscrupulous big men who come in late, but with a title technically straight.

However, he extricated himself and went about his business; found the squatter, argued with the squatter, gracefully dodged a brick from the wife of the squatter, laid a laughing complaint before the proper authorities, and then banqueted in imagination.

However, he extricated himself and went about his business; found the squatter, argued with the squatter, gracefully dodged a brick from the wife of the squatter, laid a laughing complaint before the proper authorities, and then banqueted in imagination.

However, he extricated himself and went about his business; found the squatter, argued with the squatter, gracefully dodged a brick from the wife of the squatter, laid a laughing complaint before the proper authorities, and then banqueted in imagination.

Lumholtz, while he lived among these savages, took good care to follow the advice "never have a black fellow behind you;" and he relates a story of a squatter who was walking in the bush with his black boy hunting brush monkeys, when the boy touched him on the shoulder from behind and said, "Let me go ahead."

When the squatter asked why he wished to go before him, the native answered, "Because I feel such an inclination to kill you.

But, as the ground was unoccupied, he had, at least, the right of a reform "squatter" to cultivate the cardinal virtues and reap a moral harvest wherever he could.

The captain was only a squatter there, but no one cared to disturb him, and he had led the existence of a semi-hermit there for many years.

JERRY SIMPSON, SQUATTER X. THE FINEST LITTLE WOMAN IN THE WORLD XI.

" CHAPTER IX JERRY SIMPSON, SQUATTER

The squatter, who often at great risk locates himself in a remote spot, and renders such essential service to the mother country by finding new lands, yea new homes, for the surplus population, merits much greater encouragement than he receives, particularly in instances similar to that of Mr. Henty, whose station at Portland was, for years, hundreds of miles removed from other occupied parts.

This gentleman's case makes it clear at once that something ought to be done for the squatter.

But the greatest hardship sustained by the squatter is the Special Survey system, according to which, anyone desirous to become a purchaser to the extent of twenty thousand acres may choose his land where he pleases.

A party clubs together and finds out spots, that have been improved by squatters, with a view of purchasing them when able; many of these are often included in one special survey block: and even if the squatter is able to purchase the rich and hardly-won small patch he occupies, the special survey party, generally a knot of jobbers, have the preference.

This is apparently for the benefit of the crown, twenty thousand pounds being thus added to the revenue under the pound per acre system; but it is certainly not advantageous to the country, as the large purchasers seldom buy for occupation, but for sale; and the smallholder, the squatter, is driven from the land in distress.

My own opinion is, that the squatter ought to be allowed to purchase the land he occupies by private contract from government; or that an allowance should be made him, equivalent to his improvements.)

The Australian term "squatter" was applied to and accepted good-humouredly by these.

Two or three bad years would deliver over the poor squatter as bond-slave to some bank, mortgage company or merchant, to whom he had been paying at least 10 per cent.

Sometimes a new squatter reigned in his stead, sometimes for years the mortgagee left the place in charge of a shepherda new and dreary form of absentee ownership.

[Sidenote: "Squatter sovereignty."]

He was in favor of "squatter sovereignty," that is, allowing the people of each territory to have slavery or not as they chose.

He was nominated by Democrats who did not believe in "squatter sovereignty," and by a new party which called itself the Free Soil party.

What is meant by "squatter sovereignty"?

"Squatter Sovereignty.

Not a few will now admit that, taken generally, his doctrine of "squatter sovereignty" was right.