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 Farleu or Farley.Farmer George. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Farm
 
means food; so called because anciently the tenant was required to provide the landlord with food by way of rent. (Anglo-Saxon, fearme, food.)   1
   To farm taxes is the French affermer (to let or lease), from ferme, a letting for the supply of food.   2
 


 Farleu or Farley.Farmer George. 

 
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