manual labor

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Noun1.manual labor - labor done with the handsmanual labor - 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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This last device produces an intensely brilliant far-reaching white light, but as the natural oil which it requires can only be obtained by mining in one of several widely separated and remote localities it is seldom used by these creatures whose only thought is for today, and whose hatred for manual labor has kept them in a semi-barbaric state for countless ages.
Am I not defrauded of my best culture in the loss of those gymnastics which manual labor and the emergencies of poverty constitute?
They aim to give every member a share in the manual labor, to give an equal reward to labor and to talent, and to unite a liberal culture with an education to labor.
An American, of ordinary intelligence, would soon widely extend his property, at an outlay of mere manual labor, performed at night, under so loose a system of fencing as this.
The Sagoths were their weapons of offense and defense, and the races like herself were their hands and feet--they were the slaves and servants who did all the manual labor. The Mahars were the heads--the brains--of the inner world.
All our manual labor and works of strength, as prying, splitting, digging, rowing and so forth, are done by dint of continual falling, and the globe, earth, moon, comet, sun, star, fall for ever and ever.
Summary: The Beirut Criminal Court Tuesday sentenced a man to 15 years of manual labor for the 2016 killing of Marcelino Zamata in the Ashrafieh neighborhood of Sassine
'Construction workers and other work connected to manual labor are not included in the issuance of SWPs,' she added.
A university accused of exploiting Filipino students in a master's degree program for manual labor in a tile factory, issued an apology yesterday (March 7) and said that it would provide a number of forms of compensation to the students, reported CNA.
It forms one-tuck and two-tuck trays on demand at speeds of up to 600 trays per hour, increasing efficiency, eliminating repetitive motion injuries associated with manual labor and yielding higher levels of productivity.