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Adj.1.unmechanized - not mechanized; "production of furniture remained largely unmechanized"- Gordon Russell
nonmechanical - not mechanical
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Many rebellious thinkers of white America, disgruntled by industrialism, commercialism and their ensuing demand for standardization, sensed growing nostalgia for the primitive, forceful and unmechanized lifestyle.
The men told us that in order to adapt with best advantage to the technical conditions in the new seam, they had evolved a form of work organisation based on practices common in the unmechanized days when small groups, who took responsibility for the entire cycle (of operations) had worked autonomously.
Industry was mostly unmechanized, therefore equipment failure was not a concern and downtime did not matter much.
One reason the Great Depression of 1929 to 1941 was so great and depressing was that the majority of the workforce consisted of men, while the women were needed just to keep up with the unmechanized typical home of the 1930s: washboards and clothes lines, child care, very few electrical appliances, poor refrigeration, which required daily shopping, and shoveling coal into the furnace.
Kelvin's father built this house because he longed to be in contact with "a living and unmechanized nature" (Salvestroni 296).
I like gardens [emphasis mine], trees, and unmechanized farmlands" (Letters 288), and he refers in a number of letters to family members to work he has done in his garden.
Many journals marveled at the simple, unmechanized methods that produced such splendid results, and glorified the Indian laborer as embodying "the artisanal, natural, and preindustrial" (116).
The dribble of manure traced the gulf between "the Nazi obsession with cleanliness and hygiene" and the dirtiness of unmechanized farming, between the ideology of "blood and soil" and the reality of rural enterprise (351).
He evokes the grueling nature of some agricultural child labour and the multiple dangers of unmechanized workshops (which were overlooked by nineteenth-century child reformers), describes the place of revolution and war in childhood and family memories, and explores the "long transition to schooling.