manual labour

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Noun1.manual labour - labor done with the handsmanual labour - 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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The highest proportion of Europeans who have worked in difficult working conditions is registered in Greece - 22%, Poland - 16%, Hungary and Croatia - 15%, etc.The lowest share of people in heavy labor is reported in Malta - 6 per cent, Denmark - 7 per cent, the Netherlands and Norway - 8 per cent, and others.
We were required to perform heavy labor, like road and bridge building, plant cabbage in the fields, and, later on, work in a sawmill cutting logs.
A building program was in high gear, with priests and brothers doing the heavy labor of construction.
And her dad added that even if people are not quite ready to get started with the heavy labor of their gardens, they are always ready to start shopping and be part of the "highly oxygenated" environment at the farm.
By some estimates, about a quarter of men over age 75 have signs of thumb arthritis, and men who work in heavy labor are at greater risk.
Sources said water supply was restored many times through repair of the water supply network but every now and then heavy labor machinery destroys the supply line.
There is little solution to the high skill and heavy labor needed to place concrete properly, says Mobasher (civil and environmental engineering, Arizona State U.), but the other major limitation of concrete--the low tensile strength that makes it crack easily--can be addressed by mixing fiber with the concrete.
In "Ocean Beach at Twilight: 14," Rader asks: "Who's to say the stars understand / their heavy labor, or the moon its / grunt work across the hard curve of absence?" To the poet, labor is not the province of mankind alone, but its joys and sorrows are our own to bear.
For example, in companies that require heavy labor, if there is evidence that the foreign company is hiring labor from outside Egypt to take advantage of cheap labor or advanced skills, then they could be held libel for higher taxes.