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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His life was insured and Mary Ann collected a payout of PS35 on his death, equivalent to about half a year's wages for a manual labourer at the time.
Voter Vojislav Grujovic, a stocky manual labourer in his 50s, declined to say who he had chosen on Sunday.
Judge Andrew Menary, QC, said: "This injury is of real significance because he is a manual labourer.
Although the role of the manual labourer is diminishing day-by-day given the improvements in technology and state-of-the-art machinery, hard work may still be complimented with a day off.
Although he notched 26 goals on loan at League Two Gillingham last season, the former manual labourer was told he was surplus to requirement at Premiership newcomers Norwich and frozen out of the first team picture.
In the first round of the competition in May, when a judge said she couldn't tell his occupation from the way he looked, Choi gave a nervous smile and said he was a manual labourer.
The man, who was working as a manual labourer, had pushed his daughter into flesh trade for money.
But this has now become a tale of the past and even a manual labourer now owns a mobile phone and due to strict restrictions in the schools only students do not carry a mobile phone with them but, many of the senior students have it with them when they attend private tuition classes.
Mohibullah Khan, a 38-year-old manual labourer, said he was about to visit the shrine after evening prayers at a nearby mosque when the explosions occurred.
Namely, that this roughhouse manual labourer has a jib the cut of which they just don't like.
In fact, a suntan was a sign that you were a manual labourer and, therefore definitely lower class.
Clark (which, incidentally, means "cleric") was also raised by a manual labourer, farmer Jonathan Kent.