manual labor


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Noun1.manual labor - labor done with the handsmanual labor - labor done with the hands    
toil, labor, labour - productive work (especially physical work done for wages); "his labor did not require a great deal of skill"
application, coating, covering - the work of applying something; "the doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine"; "a complete bleach requires several applications"; "the surface was ready for a coating of paint";
bodywork - the work of making or repairing vehicle bodies
handling - manual (or mechanical) carrying or moving or delivering or working with something
picking - the act of picking (crops or fruit or hops etc.)
planking - the work of covering an area with planks
wiring - the work of installing the wires for an electrical system or device
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This last device produces an intensely brilliant far-reaching white light, but as the natural oil which it requires can only be obtained by mining in one of several widely separated and remote localities it is seldom used by these creatures whose only thought is for today, and whose hatred for manual labor has kept them in a semi-barbaric state for countless ages.
Am I not defrauded of my best culture in the loss of those gymnastics which manual labor and the emergencies of poverty constitute?
They aim to give every member a share in the manual labor, to give an equal reward to labor and to talent, and to unite a liberal culture with an education to labor.
An American, of ordinary intelligence, would soon widely extend his property, at an outlay of mere manual labor, performed at night, under so loose a system of fencing as this.
Dick was the foreman of a gang of paid workmen, who had replaced the millionaires in mere manual labor, and the WE was a polite figure of speech.
The Sagoths were their weapons of offense and defense, and the races like herself were their hands and feet--they were the slaves and servants who did all the manual labor.
All our manual labor and works of strength, as prying, splitting, digging, rowing and so forth, are done by dint of continual falling, and the globe, earth, moon, comet, sun, star, fall for ever and ever.
Living much out of doors, in the sun and wind, will no doubt produce a certain roughness of character--will cause a thicker cuticle to grow over some of the finer qualities of our nature, as on the face and hands, or as severe manual labor robs the hands of some of their delicacy of touch.
SCOPE The purpose of this Bid is to provide San Diego Unified School District with new Navistar International and Am Trans parts at the greatest percentage (%) discount off Dealer~s Parts MSRP Price List (LOT 1, Items 1-4 and LOT 2, Items 1,2 - Furnish Parts), and the lowest hourly manual labor rates (LOT 2- Item 3- Install).
The article makes a point to say that "illegal immigrants tend to see doctors less frequently than citizens do," but it fails to mention that their care is often for treatment of physical injuries acquired from doing manual labor or from violence--expensive care.
Organic farmers use up to 20 percent more manual labor than conventional farmers.
As a student in the late 1970s at Exeter Academy, I wanted nothing more than to plant a garden, but manual labor was frowned upon.