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Definition of "manual labor" []

  • Any work done by hand; usually implying it is unskilled or physically demanding. (noun)

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Use "manual labor" in a sentence
  • "The reform retreat entails hours of hard manual labor and living with a devout FLDS family, reciting scripture, and reading and studying the Doctrines and Covenants, until the offender is brought to heel and his rebellion subdued."
  • "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."
  • "His neighbors the cattle-herding Baggara, who scorned manual labor as the province of inferior settled peoples, were almost outnumbered by their slaves."