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 Post subject: What's a dieter?
 Post Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:20 pm 
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An antiquated term that pops up in the 1794-5 census and possibly the 1800 Carter census data. I think it means something along the lines of a kind of servant in a fishing room? Can anyone give a better definition? Thanks :?:


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 Post subject: Re: What's a dieter?
 Post Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:08 pm 
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A servant, as you thought.

Dieter
A new kind of servant who remained in Newfoundland through the winter, working for little more than room and board.

definition found on Heritage Newfoundland and Labrador. Here is the link
http://www.heritage.nf.ca/resources/glossary.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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 Post subject: Re: What's a dieter?
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Thanks for the confirmation.


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