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galley slave

a criminal or slave condemned to row in a galley
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Now she is asking for five more years to steer the ship of state while ordinary working people languish below deck as her galley slaves.
This was presumably caused by CO2 from galley slaves changing the atmosphere.
The Dies Irae thundered out aided by a wonderfully vehement timpanist, obviously moonlighting from his day job beating time for the galley slaves in Ben Hur.
Slaves were also held privately, and while some were well treated, others were as harshly dealt with in industries like agriculture and construction as the pasha's galley slaves.
The adventure of Don Quixote and the galley slaves in part one of the novel lends itself, of course, to scrutiny under the rubrics of justice, criminality, and judicial procedures.
Junior doctors are expected to work like galley slaves and when inevitable mistakes in diagnosis are made, it's often because senior clinicians are enjoying their Sunday roast when they should be patrolling the wards.
Jean Marteilhe's "Galley Slave" is the memoir of a French Protestant who was condemned for his faith to serve as a galley slave in the early 18th Century and provides a vivid, eye-witness account of what the lives (and deaths) of galley slaves were like.
It seems that, if people today are familiar with faith slavery at all, it is because of novels and films about Muslim corsairs who used Christians as their galley slaves and about Turkish harems including Christian slave women.
At the other end of the Indian Ocean, Lacun slave pirates seized Tagalogs, Visayans, and Malays and put them to work as ship galley slaves in the Malay Archipelago.
As one person said: "The Merchant Navy ship owners got rid of the galley slaves, sails and oars, then fitted diesel engines and employed people as engine slaves instead".
War is indeed made easy when politicians sail their ships of state and the media are like galley slaves down below pulling their masters' oars.
Hook up the Lard Camp telly to some rowing machines and tell them that unless they row like galley slaves - Simon Cowell will not be appearing.