manual labour

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n manual labour labor done with the hands
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Usage

In literature:

The manual labourers, in this as in every civilised community, are kept out of sight.
"Gossamer" by George A. Birmingham
Amongst many notes of the superiority of steam over manual labour in the ice, I will extract two made to-day.
"Stray Leaves from an Arctic Journal;" by Sherard Osborn
This aimed at reviving the Benedictine rule in all its strictness, insisting especially on manual labour.
"Mediæval Wales" by A. G. Little
Madame Bordin, by way of compensation, did not pay for the manual labour, and kept the manure.
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert
In this way she can arrange with little trouble and at little expense for any manual labour which is beyond her own strength.
"The Canadian Girl at Work" by Marjory MacMurchy
But there was no help for such manual labour in this case.
"Cedar Creek" by Elizabeth Hely Walshe
Teachers and students must all take their share in manual labour.
"A History of the English Church in New Zealand" by Henry Thomas Purchas
No size, oil, or expense is required, manual labour is almost all it costs, either to the rich or poor.
"Cottage Building in Cob, Pisé, Chalk and Clay" by Clough Williams-Ellis
Their manual labour is a very secondary consideration; that is especially our part.
"Priests, Women, and Families" by J. Michelet
In the farmyard there was no steam engine, and all the work was done by manual labour, such as threshing the corn with the flail.
"Christopher Crayon's Recollections The Life and Times of the late James Ewing Ritchie as told by himself" by J. Ewing Ritchie
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In news:

Mr Heraud is coy about Lettuce Bot 's cost, but says it will be competitive with manual labour.
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In science:

The reason behind this is that it is difficult to find coordination problems in order to apply the solutions provided by the Socio-Technical Patterns, as purely manual techniques are labour intensive. Especially within dynamic, iterative and large scale projects the use of Socio-Technical Patterns is challenging.
Identifying Coordination Problems in Software Development: Finding Mismatches between Software and Project Team Structures
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