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Mental activity or work; thought.

head′work′er n.


1. mental work
2. (Architecture) the ornamentation of the keystone of an arch
ˈheadˌworker n



mental labor; thought.
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Son-in-law or no son-in-law, Adam had made himself too necessary to be parted with, and his headwork was so much more important to Burge than his skill in handicraft that his having the management of the woods made little difference in the value of his services; and as to the bargains about the squire's timber, it would be easy to call in a third person.
Physical power was as yet on the side of Charity, but she hadn't a chance with him wherever headwork was wanted.
Thus, by divers little makeshifts, in that ingenious way which is commonly denominated "by hook and by crook," the worthy pedagogue got on tolerably enough, and was thought, by all who understood nothing of the labor of headwork, to have a wonderfully easy life of it.
But the Panama lay on the moss beside him; and the spectator could see that his brow was prematurely bald; and this, combined with a certain hollowness about the eyes, had an air of headwork and even headache.
Sure, we can afford improvement in design, but we can't legislate against poor headwork.
He urged the government to construct at least 25 mini dams at hill-torrents of Dera Ghazi Khan district and power generation units be commissioned at headwork of Taunsa, Chashma, Trimmu.
Risk Management occurs when headwork is required and decisions are made.
On another day, Jamie's dangerous headwork could've earned him a disqualification, although the Argentinian was no angel.
As many as 92,395 cusec water level was recorded at Marala Headworks, 74475 cusec at Khanki headworks, 88110 at Qadirabad and 129,668 cusec water level was recorded at Trimmu headwork on Wednesday morning.
He showed his SHOOTING is as good as his headwork with two great shots that rocked Hibs right out of this game at Easter Road.
The CAPC and I strongly agreed that waving off our approach for any additional emergencies would be a "below" for headwork.