Finished work


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(Mach.) work that is made smooth or polished, though not necessarily completed.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The two upper lines are not the horse's back, they are the reigns; there seems to be a wheel missing-- this would be corrected in a finished Work, of course.
At any other time, these obstacles would have made Gabriel Grub very moody and miserable, but he was so well pleased with having stopped the small boy's singing, that he took little heed of the scanty progress he had made, and looked down into the grave, when he had finished work for the night, with grim satisfaction, murmuring as he gathered up his things-- Brave lodgings for one, brave lodgings for one, A few feet of cold earth, when life is done; A stone at the head, a stone at the feet, A rich, juicy meal for the worms to eat; Rank grass overhead, and damp clay around, Brave lodgings for one, these, in holy ground!
It appeared that this was a great manufacturing place, where the people were engaged in making things, as though the West End, with its electric lamps, its vast plate-glass windows all shining yellow, its carefully-finished houses, and tiny live figures trotting on the pavement, or bowled along on wheels in the road, was the finished work. It appeared to her a very small bit of work for such an enormous factory to have made.
If, however, a caterpillar were taken out of a hammock made up, for instance, to the third stage, and were put into one finished up to the sixth stage, so that much of its work was already done for it, far from feeling the benefit of this, it was much embarrassed, and, in order to complete its hammock, seemed forced to start from the third stage, where it had left off, and thus tried to complete the already finished work. If we suppose any habitual action to become inherited--and I think it can be shown that this does sometimes happen--then the resemblance between what originally was a habit and an instinct becomes so close as not to be distinguished.
It is this simple, direct fervor of feeling, the straightforward outpouring of the authors' hearts, that gives the ballads their power and entitles them to consideration among the far more finished works of conscious literature.
LAHORE -- Pakistan Railways (PR) has almost finished work on refurbishment of three rakes for Sir Syed Express that is being launched during the first week of next month.
Accelerated Healing--Accessing Jesus' Finished Work of Divine Healing
Coats, who has never been in trouble before, immediately claimed he used the blades for his job as a chef in a children's soft play centre and had forgotten to remove them after he finished work the night before.
Gregg Stephens, defending, said: "He finished work on Saturday night and then went to his brother's house where he had far to much to drink and then he's gone out the next day and he's had the bag with him.
After she finished work they would have a "kiss and a cuddle" and Mr Jones said he told her he had no intention of leaving his wife and she accepted that.
Babar Bashir, a Pakistani national in his 20s, was a regular bather at the pond and would go for a dip after he finished work.