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  • Manual labour (British English) or manual labor (American English) is physical work done with the hands, The phrase hard labour has even become a legal euphemism for penal labour, i.e. a custodial sentence during which the convict is not only confined but also put to manual work; such work may. — “Manual labour - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Labor Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September The first Labor Day in the United States was observed on September 5, 1878, in Boston, by the Central Labor Union of New York, the nation's first integrated major trade. — “Labor Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • To reduce unemployment and yield a better division of labor, in a context where some people work long hours while some others are unemployed. Generally speaking, left wing parties and labour unions support it, while conservative parties and the MEDEF. — “35-hour workweek - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • Daniel galloped up silently, holding a naked dagger in his left hand and thrashing the laboring sides of his chestnut horse with his whip as if it were a flail. — “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy
  • O my soul's joy! If after every tempest come such calms, May the winds blow till they have waken'd death! And let the laboring bark climb hills of seas Olympus-high, and duck again as low As hell's from heaven! If it were now to die, 'Twere now to be most happy; for, I fear, My soul hath her content so absolute That not another comfort like to this Succeeds in unknown fate. — “Othello” by William Shakespeare
  • But Jo was mistaken, for Laurie came prancing in, overflowing with good spirits, bearing a great bridal-looking bouquet for 'Mrs. John Brooke', and evidently laboring under the delusion that the whole affair had been brought about by his excellent management. — “Little Women” by Louisa M. Alcott
  • They were generally poverty-stricken; always plebeian and obscure; working with unsuccessful diligence at handicrafts; laboring on the wharves, or following the sea, as sailors before the mast; living here and there about the town, in hired tenements, and coming finally to the almshouse as the natural home of their old age. — “The House of the Seven Gables” by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Follow me, bearing the miserable burden of Pentheus; follow me, O servants, before the house; whose body here, laboring with immeasurable search, I bear, having found it in the defiles of Cithæron, torn to pieces, and finding nothing in the same place, lying in a thicket, difficult to be searched. — “Medea” by Euripides
  • In spite of all his social experience Vronsky was, in consequence of the new position in which he was placed, laboring under a strange misapprehension. — “Anna Karenina” by Leo Tolstoy

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