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eke out

To supplement.
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A majority of the properties are so small as not to afford a subsistence to the proprietors, of whom, according to some computations, as many as three millions are obliged to eke out their means of support either by working for hire, or by taking additional land....

Submitted on July 07, 2010

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eke outTo obtain with difficulty or effort.
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