labourer

Definitions

  • "The women of Bohemia act as bricklayers' labourers."
    "The women of Bohemia act as bricklayers' labourers."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n labourer someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
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Additional illustrations & photos:

DIVISION OF LABOUR DIVISION OF LABOUR
THE LABOURERS IN THE VINEYARD THE LABOURERS IN THE VINEYARD
THE LABOUR LORD CHANCELLOR THE LABOUR LORD CHANCELLOR
THE MOUNTAINS IN LABOUR THE MOUNTAINS IN LABOUR

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Labourer one who labours: one who does work requiring little skill
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Quotations

  • Herbert Spencer
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    “All socialism involves slavery. That which fundamentally distinguishes the slave is that he labours under coercion to satisfy anothers desires.”

Idioms

Labour of love - A labour of love is a project or task undertaking for the interest or pleasure in doing it rather than the reward, financial or otherwise.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. labour, labeur—L. labor.

Usage

In literature:

They do the harder and rougher kinds of labour, especially of outdoor labour.
"Impressions of South Africa" by James Bryce
Thus they on their part laboured in the violent fight.
"The Iliad of Homer (1873)" by Homer
A Greek turned his hand to anything that came in his way, while division of labour has reached its utmost limit among us.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
Meantime the labour organisations, discontented because of long industrial inaction, had formed a Labour Reform party.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
He doubled the number of his labouring negroes, and appointed a black overseer for superintending his work.
"Perils and Captivity" by Charlotte-Adélaïde [née Picard] Dard
And yet we spend and spend, we labour and labour, but we buy no bread of contentment, and the waters of satisfaction are far away.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
Every acre has its story of enforced labour, of intolerable toil, of the people's sufferings.
"The Conquest of Bread" by Peter Kropotkin
The grasp of the fingers relaxed, the laboured breath came more gently, and in a few more minutes she slept.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
The capitalist as constantly produces labour-power; in short, he produces the labourer, but as a wage-labourer.
"The World's Greatest Books--Volume 14--Philosophy and Economics" by Various
Colonel F. H. P. Cresswell is the leader of the Labour Party in South Africa.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
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In poetry:

See from the Rock a fountain rise!
For you in healing streams it rolls;
Money ye need not bring, nor price,
Ye labouring, burdened, sin-sick souls.
"Ho! Everyone That Thirsts, Draw Nigh" by Charles Wesley
There, all their labour is to sing
Loud Hallelujahs to Heav'n's King,
And the Lamb's praises to sustain —
The Lamb, that for their sins was slain!
"Concerning The New Jerusalem" by Rees Prichard
I heard the wild world's din afar, nor cared
To hear its stirring sound;
Dreaming not that its labour must be shared
Through all its reach and bound.
"In Tempe" by Alexander Anderson
I heard a voice which sweetly said,
"Happy, thrice happy are the dead
Who from their earthly labours rest—
They slumber well—for they are blest."
"Their Works shall follow Them" by John Bowring
If they carry me off in the patent coffin
Their labour will be in vain,
Let the Undertaker see it bought of the maker
Who lives by St. Martin's lane.
"The Surgeon's Warning" by Robert Southey
Laughter is mad, and reckless mirth—
What does she in this weary earth?
Should Wealth, or Fame, our Life employ,
Death comes, our labour to destroy;
"Vanitas Vanitatum, Omnia Vanitas" by Anne Bronte

In news:

UK Labour Party leader Ed Miliband got egged by a protester in Southampton.
Labour Party uses press releases to push 'out of touch' attack on Tories.
The UK's Labour Party Finds Its Voice The Nation.
Bettman, Fehr hoping for ' painless ' labour deal.
Labour and the health service.
MP hits back at demotion rumours in Labour reshuffle .
Labour Party MP Nanaia Mahuta.
Canada's labour minister is growing concerned about the possibility of labour action by 800 airport screeners in the Atlantic provinces.
Quebec Labour Relations Board turns down request for a temporary injunction against a potential NHL lockout.
Alberta Labour Board hearing sends Bill Daly north, Swedish league doors open for now to NHL players such as Henrik Lundqvist.
Suzuki's labour troubles in India.
Radiohead's Touring Company Investigated by Canadian Ministry of Labour .
Love's Labour 's Lost: June 29-July 21.
Florida Atlantic University will present the beloved Shakespearean comedy "Love's Labour 's Lost" this summer.
"Twelfth Night" exploits love's labour 's laughs at Arvada Center theater.
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In science:

The CMS Data Grid System specifies a division of labour between the various Grid pro jects and the CMS core computing pro ject.
CMS Data Analysis: Current Status and Future Strategy
We have rather laboured the point in the previous paragraph so as to motivate our model for shuffling an infinite pack of cards.
Random orderings of the integers and card shuffling
We will not labour the required calculations since they follow standard routes, but we present the coupling theorem, and we will summarize some of the necessary facts concerning the conditional measures.
Random-cluster representation of the Blume-Capel model
Practical considerations, including the cost of the total assembly labour, suggest reducing the total number of Pb/Scint layers thus decreasing the sampling frequency.
Performance of prototypes for the ALICE electromagnetic calorimeter
Any test of the geometric axioms consistency needs a lot of labour, which can be carried out not always.
Monistic conception of geometry
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