day's work


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day's work

[¦dāz ′wərk]
(navigation)
In marine operations, the daily routine of the navigation of a vessel at sea, usually consisting principally of the dead reckoning from noon to noon, evening and morning twilight observations, a morning sun observation for a line of position and for checking the compass, and a sun observation at or near noon to obtain a running fix.
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Nothing tastes better,' said she, 'than what one eats by oneself,' and she was very much pleased with her day's work.
The hostler, enchanted with the good day's work he had done, returned to the yard.
Nothing ever seems so good as what one keeps to oneself,' said she, and was quite satisfied with her day's work.
The cowherd is a great hulking young man, much bigger than the man who beat him, but he took his punishment as part of the day's work and made no remark of any sort.
And the Sheriff laughed aloud in glee, and thought of how he should avenge his stolen plate, and determined to make a good day's work of it.
I say slept; but after that day's work, sleep was indeed difficult.
I cherish them, I hoe them, early and late I have an eye to them; and this is my day's work.
Well, he took in nine dollars and a half, and said he'd done a pretty square day's work for it.
After my day's work at the case I wore the evening away in my boyish literary attempts, forcing my poor invention in that unnatural kind, and rubbing and polishing at my wretched verses till they did sometimes take on an effect, which, if it was not like Pope's, was like none of mine.
Stand back,' said the master, `and keep out of her way; you've done a bad day's work for this filly.
She snatched a few moments for our care in the early morning before her work began, and at night after the day's work was done.
The average length of haul from barn to market in the United States is nine and a half miles, so that every trip saved means an extra day's work for a man and team.