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worker

a sterile female member of a colony of bees, ants, or wasps that forages for food, cares for the larvae, etc.

worker

[′wər·kər]
(invertebrate zoology)
One of the neuter, usually sterile individuals making up a caste of social insects, such as ants, termites, or bees, which labor for the colony.
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Now, sooner than let the Protectionists triumph, the Cobden Club itself would blow the gaff and point out to the workers that Protection only means compelling the proprietors of England to employ slaves resident in England and therefore presumably--though by no means necessarily--Englishmen.
So, in the end, above ground you must have the Haves, pursuing pleasure and comfort and beauty, and below ground the Have-nots, the Workers getting continually adapted to the conditions of their labour.
At last a worker sprang up, grabbed the lowest waxmaker, and swung, kicking above her companions.
One does not often find a worker of miracles, and the child is still weak.
The first thing that struck her eye was the furnace, that hot and feverish worker, with the intense glow of its fire, which by the quantities of soot clustered above it seemed to have been burning for ages.
I'm only thirty-four, a hard worker, with a tidy sum to boot--not that I'm boasting about it.
He speaks of Caswall being a pupil and the fellow worker of Mesmer, and states that though, when the latter left France, he took away with him a vast quantity of philosophical and electric instruments, he was never known to use them again.
That is his main fault, but on the whole he's a good worker.
I have spoken of our English-speaking half-breed, Gomez--a fine worker and a willing fellow, but afflicted, I fancy, with the vice of curiosity, which is common enough among such men.
that indefatigable worker, who so largely began the demolition of the feudal edifice, continued by Richelieu and Louis XIV.
Bedford consented to become one of the trustees of the school, and in that capacity, and as a worker for it, he has been connected with it for eighteen years.
I began to criticize them, but remembered my rules and my benefactor's words- that a true Freemason should be a zealous worker for the state when his aid is required and a quiet onlooker when not called on to assist.