a.1.Saving labor; adapted to supersede or diminish the labor of men; designed to replace or conserve human and especially manual labor; as, labor-saving machinery; labor-saving appliances{4}; labor-saving devices like washing machines.
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Now a bag of remarkable clothespins, next, a wonderful nutmeg grater which fell to pieces at the first trial, a knife cleaner that spoiled all the knives, or a sweeper that picked the nap neatly off the carpet and left the dirt, labor-saving soap that took the skin off one's hands, infallible cements which stuck firmly to nothing but the fingers of the deluded buyer, and every kind of tinware, from a toy savings bank for odd pennies, to a wonderful boiler which would wash articles in its own steam with every prospect of exploding in the process.
They are all labor-saving machines themselves, every one of 'em.
Then I went over to the great arms factory and learned my real trade; learned all there was to it; learned to make every- thing: guns, revolvers, cannon, boilers, engines, all sorts of labor-saving machinery.
The work was done handily and cheaply by the labor-saving plan of hitching a locomotive to a plough.
With the aid of his pickaxe, Dantes, after the manner of a labor-saving pioneer, dug a mine between the upper rock and the one that supported it, filled it with powder, then made a match by rolling his handkerchief in saltpetre.
If he had more room, he would be able to put in a score of labor-saving and money- saving improvements.
This intervention will add value to what farmers currently produce, increase thepurchasing power of producers and through the introduction of labor-saving technologies, attract youth to agriculture and increase the productivity of women.
QFFI: Starting out as a producer of labor-saving equipment designed to efficiently and rapidly slice and apply pepperoni to pizza, the company has diversified product lines considerably over the years.
Demand for the labor-saving device from his neighbors prompted him to open Vermeer Manufacturing Company.
Cocoa Sustainability to be Advanced through Focus on Labor-saving Technologies, Production Efficiency, Farm Safety, Education and Community Development
Tomorrow: One of the greatest labor-saving devices of today.
A September 2005 Cambridge Journal of Economics essay by Steven Horwitz, which lays out a Hayekian defense of the family, posits that the more time saved by outsourcing and labor-saving devices, the more time parents can spend "being involved with their children in extracurricular activities such as sports or the arts" The brand of "round-the-clock worry" motherhood that Flanagan says she's chosen to pursue is helped, not hindered, by increased specialization of labor.

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