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 for cropper
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cropper \Crop"per\ (kr?p"p?r), n.
     1. One that crops.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A variety of pigeon with a large crop; a pouter.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Mech.) A machine for cropping, as for shearing off bolts
        or rod iron, or for facing cloth.
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     4. A fall on one's head when riding at full speed, as in
        hunting; hence, a sudden failure or collapse. [Slang.]
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cropper
      n 1: small farmers and tenants [syn: sharecropper, cropper,
           sharecrop farmer]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  66 Moby Thesaurus words for "cropper":
     Bauer, agriculturalist, agriculturist, agrologist, agronomist,
     breakdown, coffee-planter, collapse, collective farm worker,
     comedown, crash, crofter, culbute, cultivator, deflation,
     dirt farmer, dive, downfall, dry farmer, fall, farm laborer,
     farmer, farmhand, flop, forced landing, gentleman farmer, granger,
     grower, harvester, harvestman, haymaker, header, husbandman,
     kibbutznik, kolkhoznik, kulak, muzhik, nose dive, peasant,
     peasant holder, picker, planter, plowboy, plowman, plunge,
     pratfall, raiser, rancher, ranchman, reaper, rustic, sharecropper,
     smash, sower, spill, sprawl, stumble, tailspin, tea-planter,
     tenant farmer, tiller, tree farmer, trip, truck farmer, tumble,
     yeoman
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  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. 
  
  

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