Involving hard work and struggle: her uncle’s hardscrabble peanut farm it was a hardscrabble life in a one-bedroom housing project
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- I yearn for those days with the same desperate yearning I felt then: to balloon away in the wind, away from the hardscrabble farm, with only Dawn in the basket with me, and me, in her eyes, transformed, beautified.
- But it's a triumphant story for the foot soldiers, the women who had dead-end lives, working in factories or on hardscrabble farms.
- Prior to the development of the industry, Stony Creek had been a village of hardscrabble subsistence farms and a small, local fish and shellfish industry.
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