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hard labor

n.
Compulsory physical labor coincident with a prison term imposed as punishment for a crime.
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hard′ la′bor


n.
compulsory labor imposed upon criminals in addition to imprisonment.
[1850–55]
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Translations
prisilno delo
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He was sent for trial and condemned to hard labor, I believe.
Francine had taken possession of Mirabel, and had condemned him to hard labor in swinging her.
Ray was a quiet, rather nervous man of perhaps fifty with a brown beard and shoulders rounded by too much and too hard labor. In his nature he was as unlike Hal Winters as two men can be unlike.
"Hard labor, sailorizing, run a type-writer, no shorthand, can sit on a horse, willing to do anything and tackle anything," was the answer.
He got home pretty late that night, and when he climbed cautiously in at the window, he uncovered an ambuscade, in the person of his aunt; and when she saw the state his clothes were in her resolution to turn his Saturday holiday into captivity at hard labor became adamantine in its firmness.
Edward was now fixed at the cottage at least for a week;--for whatever other claims might be made on him, it was impossible that less than a week should be given up to the enjoyment of Elinor's company, or suffice to say half that was to be said of the past, the present, and the future;--for though a very few hours spent in the hard labor of incessant talking will despatch more subjects than can really be in common between any two rational creatures, yet with lovers it is different.
On their journey home through the woods Alleyne learnt their wondrous story: how, when Sir Nigel came to his senses, he with his fellow-captive had been hurried to the coast, and conveyed by sea to their captor's castle; how upon the way they had been taken by a Barbary rover, and how they exchanged their light captivity for a seat on a galley bench and hard labor at the pirate's oars; how, in the port at Barbary, Sir Nigel had slain the Moorish captain, and had swum with Aylward to a small coaster which they had taken, and so made their way to England with a rich cargo to reward them for their toils.
BEIRUT: The Mount Lebanon Criminal Court Friday sentenced a man to eight years in prison with hard labor after he was convicted of sexually assaulting his minor daughters and impregnating one, a judicial source told The Daily Star.
Kim is the second American to receive a hard labor sentence from North Korea in the past two months.
He was sentenced to six years hard labor by a North Korean court last Sunday.
journalists, Laura Ling and Euna Lee, who it said had entered illegally and committed "hostile acts." They were sentenced to 12 years of hard labor but were released five months later, when former President Bill Clinton traveled to Pyongyang and met with Kim Jong-il, the leader at the time.
According to the official Korean Central News Agency, the court sentenced Pae Jun Ho, known as Kenneth Bae in the United States, to 15 years of hard labor because he confessed to his crimes, though they are punishable by death or life imprisonment for attempting to subvert the state.