field work


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field work

n
1. an investigation or search for material, data, etc, made in the field as opposed to the classroom, laboratory, or official headquarters
field worker n
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Noun1.field work - an investigation carried out in the field rather than in a laboratory or headquarters
research - systematic investigation to establish facts
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Grandmother had said, `Heavy field work'll spoil that girl.
Yes, truly I loved autumn-tide--the late autumn when the crops are garnered, and field work is ended, and the evening gatherings in the huts have begun, and everyone is awaiting winter.
(ll 493-501) Pass by the smithy and its crowded lounge in winter time when the cold keeps men from field work, -- for then an industrious man can greatly prosper his house -- lest bitter winter catch you helpless and poor and you chafe a swollen foot with a shrunk hand.
The faultily constructed plowshares in use in some parts of France were unknown here, the hoe sufficed for the little field work that they did.
Field work will be carried out within 12 First Nations communities.
Stewart will return to Dor next summer for his eighth consecutive year of field work. (Israeli archaeologists first excavated the site in 1980.) It is unlikely that additional human skeletons will turn up, Stewart maintains.
"The involvement is just a tremendous advantage to our students that they can put on their resume," says Shaw, by rubbing elbows with researchers and resource managers while doing actual field work as part of their course requirements.
"There should be many more to come in future field work."
The recent field work has yielded more than 250,000 pieces of bone, he says.