hired hand

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hired hand a hired laborer on a farm or ranch "the hired hand fixed the railing","a ranch hand"
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Quotations

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    “You can employ men and hire hands to work for you, but you must win their hearts to have them work with you.”

Usage

In literature:

We ain't his hired hands.
"A Campfire Girl's Test of Friendship" by Jane L. Stewart
At these meetings the barber Sonada, who is only a hired hand, sits beside the Japanese Consul at the head of the room.
"Secret Armies" by John L. Spivak
Appleby owned a dairy farm, and employed about a dozen hired hands.
"The Rover Boys Under Canvas" by Arthur M. Winfield
I tried to stop them and the old lady and Bonnie Bell was both hollering at them; but the hired man he raised his hand.
"The Man Next Door" by Emerson Hough
In the employment of the fur companies the trappers are of two kinds, called the "hired hand," and the "free trapper.
"Daniel Boone" by John S. C. Abbott
Rising will be retained, and is empowered to hire any of the old hands who will come back and obey orders.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Once upon a Time there was a Hired Hand who felt that he was cut out to be Somebody.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VIII (of X)" by Various
The extra hands lately hired could be put up in the barn, and there were two rooms that could be spared.
"Prescott of Saskatchewan" by Harold Bindloss
Yet that name meant nothing to me, when I met it out on the prairie and humiliated its owner by converting him into one of my hired hands.
"The Prairie Mother" by Arthur Stringer
When I hire an extra hand at harvest time he sleeps there.
"A Cousin's Conspiracy" by Horatio Alger
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In poetry:

This greefe which I feele so rife,
(wretch) I doo deserve as hire:
Since I came to put my life
in the hands of my desire.
"The Nymph Selvagia Her Song" by Bartholomew Young
I want to see the piece-quilts the Jones girls is makin';
And I want to pester Laury 'bout their freckled hired hand,
And joke her 'bout the widower she come purt' nigh a-takin',
Till her Pap got his pension 'lowed in time to save his land.
"Griggsby's Station" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Man and woman shaking hands over LED sign saying you're hired in office.
Job seekers hand out resumes to a recruiter during the San Francisco Hire Event job fair on November 9, 2011 in San Francisco, California.
With the abscense of funds to hire a Boston carpenter, interior designer Linda Merrill took matters into her own hands and built a countertop out of an old door.
In the summer of 1979, Bert Sugar hired Randy Gordon, whom he called "a clean-cut little guy," to be his right-hand man at The Ring magazine, which was swirling down the drain after being front and center in a ratings scandal.
Before he was a headliner, Jimi Hendrix was a hired hand .
Landowner Steve Clements and seven ranch hands barely kept up with the Opstedahl Sheep Shearing crew hired for several days to shear most of Clements' sheep.
A "nanny cam" may have saved the life of a baby who was allegedly abused at the hands of the woman hired to care for her.
Augusta Warrior Project and a local business are working together to place veterans' résumés into the hands of hiring managers.
As a rancher, Lisa Powell occasionally needs a hired hand.
Cybera, H³GM, Hands On Nashville, Paradigm Group, Pepper & Brothers, War Memorial announce hires, promotions More.
Before he was a headliner , Jimi Hendrix was a hired hand.
DioGuardi also writes of sexual harassment at the hands of a "hugely successful artist" who was obsessed with "Russian porn" and hiring strippers for perform sex acts in front of him.
His wife, on the other hand, opted not to retrain and was hired back by Crucible, Jones said.
Brooklyn Man Hires Hit Man to Cut Off Wife's Hand With Samurai Sword.
Hours after being re-hired by Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, Segal was handed a letter from his boss informing him that he had been fired again.
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In science:

On the other hand, as discussed in the previous section, the HiRes/TA data are well fitted by the pairproduction dip, shown as continuos line in figure 4.
Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays: A Short Review
The HiRes Monocular Spectrum The HiRes experiment, on the other hand, has observed the GZK cutoff. Using the fluorescence experimental and analysis techniques described above plus an augmented Monte Carlo simulation method, the spectrum was measured in monocular mode and it shows the GZK cutoff at the 5 σ level.
Highest Energy Cosmic Rays and results from the HiRes Experiment
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