manual labor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n manual labor labor done with the hands
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Quotations

  • Marguerite Duras
    Marguerite%20Duras
    “I see journalists as the manual workers, the laborers of the word. Journalism can only be literature when it is passionate.”
  • W.P. Kinsella
    W.P. Kinsella
    “Syzygy, inexorable, pancreatic, phantasmagoria --- anyone who can use those four words in one sentence will never have to do manual labor.”

Usage

In literature:

Sampling is hard, uncongenial, manual labor.
"Principles of Mining" by Herbert C. Hoover
As to the men of science, they despise manual labor.
"Mother Earth, Vol. 1 No. 4, June 1906" by Various
You may be reduced to manual labor for a livelihood, but you belong just the same.
"In Her Own Right" by John Reed Scott
Marvin, Harry, and I had plowed for and sown it, because Coombs despised manual labor, and confined himself chiefly to fault-finding.
"Lorimer of the Northwest" by Harold Bindloss
I refer to prayer and manual labor.
"Gold Dust" by E. L. E. B.
She had never done any manual labor.
"Watch and Wait" by Oliver Optic
When I entered Tuskegee I was filled with loathing for all forms of manual labor.
"Tuskegee & Its People: Their Ideals and Achievements" by Various
Woe be to the wretch who sees nothing in preparing food for the mouth of man save manual labor.
"Holiday Tales" by W. H. H. Murray
They think they cannot do manual labor.
"Hanover; Or The Persecution of the Lowly" by David Bryant Fulton
He was no soldier, but skilled in all manual labor, and, moreover, a scholar and a scribe.
"The Children's Longfellow" by Doris Hayman
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In news:

Police arrested a 51-year-old Walnut Creek man Sunday on charges that he impersonated a police officer and kidnapped and imprisoned a man he had hired to perform manual labor at a home.
A former LIRR worker who got caught doing manual labor after retiring on disability became the first of nearly two dozen defendants to admit his role in a $1 billion pension scam.
A woman who knows about the importance of manual labor is keeping hard work alive in the Lehigh Valley.
Every piece of haute couture clothing is the product of hours upon hours of manual labor.
BEIJING — A judicial official says China recognizes its system of re-educating people through manual labor is problematic and the government is working on reforms.
BEIJING (AP) — A judicial official says China recognizes its system of re-educating people through manual labor is problematic and the government is working on reforms.
In a previous decade perhaps, Mark Elias estimates he could land a manual- labor or construction-related job any day of the week, and on short notice.
Investing in a hard milling machine from Makino has enabled this fineblanking manufacturer to reduce lead time by 55 percent, reduce manual labor and improve part quality.
Hard Milling Reduces Lead Time , Manual Labor.
Supermarket distributor eliminates manual labor in mixed-case, pallet-building process.
Cost advantages of automated vertical bagging equipment vs manual labor .
Hard Milling Reduces Lead Time, Manual Labor .
Because they've dwindled in stature—from bodacious superstars to nameless, faceless manual laborers.
The Rising Demand for Skill and the Decline of Manual Labor.
Details about new technology and products that increase efficiency, lower operating costs, and reduce manual labor in tank cleaning operations are provided.
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In science:

This one-to-one methodology scales badly, since the process of developing an evaluator is difficult work, requiring both intellectual, and often manual, labor.
Compression Rate Method for Empirical Science and Application to Computer Vision
This efficiency, both in terms of manual labor and CPU time, highlights generalized modeling as a promising approach for detailed analysis of large ecological systems.
Generalized modeling of ecological population dynamics
For the 20 inch PMT option, there appears to be only one vendor at present with a labor intensive manual process.
Report of the US long baseline neutrino experiment study
While such testing is possible manually, tool support avoids mistakes and saves much manual labor.
Improving the Technical Aspects of Software Testing in Enterprises
Therefore, preparing a high quality citation information for a pool of research publications requires an extensive amount of manual labor work.
A Decade of Database Research Publications
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