close work

close work

[′klōs ‚wərk]
(mining engineering)
Driving a tunnel or drifting between two coal seams.
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Thank God, you earn enough to keep us, though it is sometimes close work to pay for all the oats and hay, the license, and the rent besides; but Harry will soon be earning something, and I would rather struggle on harder than we do than go back to those horrid times when you hardly had a minute to look at your own children, and we never could go to a place of worship together, or have a happy, quiet day.
What he was askin' was too close work for comfort--a double turn, like an S, between a corner of a paddock an' around the corner of the barn to the last swing.
When you're doing close work, rest your eyes by glancing up now and then, looking into the distance.
If your job involves a lot of close work keep a small bottle of artificial tears or eye drops to put in your eyes.
Tower's leadership in mixed-signal execution and close work with its customer and design partners lead to first-time silicon production with maximum efficiency.
Mounting evidence indicates not only that close work, such as reading or sewing, spurs the eye to nearsightedness, but that the eye chooses nearsightedness in response to blurred vision.
An abundance of epidemiological studies and anecdotal observations indicates that close work contributes to myopia.
Our product innovations come from our close work with our many customers," said Paul Butterworth, AmberPoint CTO.
The Company is pleased with the close work between its Marketing, R&D, and Operations departments, to develop and execute a concise Holiday Program.