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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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THOU SHALT NOT STEAL was only applicable to the honest worker.
Lucky for the players that the workers weren't Joneses.
Swarming was invented to cheat a worker out of her proper comforts.
The Laundry Workers, but recently organized, were green at the business, and had petitioned Mary Condon to engineer the strike.
I had created a new industry, and had brought a producer and several workers into the town.
It often happens that the larger or the smaller sized workers are the most numerous; or that both large and small are numerous, with those of an intermediate size scanty in numbers.
These workers actually paid the increased wages of their stronger brothers who were members of unions that were labor monopolies.
This organisation of the proletarians into a class, and consequently into a political party, is continually being upset again by the competition between the workers themselves.
Simultaneously a warning whistle broke from Ghek's lips and in instant response the workers leaped to their feet, one almost in the girl's path.
The strike, or, rather, the lockout, because the workers of Rio Blanco had helped their striking brothers of Puebla.
And what was left of the respirable air must be kept for the workers.
Now he thought of Martha's arrival, of the drunkenness among the workers and his own renunciation of drink, then of their present journey and of Taras's house and the talk about the breaking-up of the family, then of his own lad, and of Mukhorty now sheltered under the drugget, and then of his master who made the sledge creak as he tossed about in it.