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.
RESEARCHERS IN the US have uncovered a 'missing myopia gene', which elevates the risk of short sightedness in children who spend an above-average time reading or carrying out other close work.
"The shortage was reduced in the result of a close work with teacher training institutes and colleges," he said.
The group has, through previous public meetings and close work with key partners, identified some of the main issues and priorities.
Yardi Maintenance Mobile allows field workers to create, update and close work orders in Yardi Maintenance from a smartphone or tablet.
The Mill Dam venue is famed for its close work with knitting group, The Materialistics, whose members held workshops at the event.
This new product is the result of Flint Group's close work with its flexible packaging customers.
That is very commendable, but takes no account of the fact that as you get older, you need more light to read and do other close work. The only solution seems to be to have a collection of bulbs hung up over the job in hand and trained on the work.
In seconds, maintenance staff can download up-to-the-minute work assignments, close work orders as they are completed, add new work "on the fly," manage inventory and labor time, and look up asset maintenance histories.
The children were randomized to wear an adhesive patch on the good eye for either 6 hours or all waking hours (or all but 1 waking hour), with at least 1 hour of close work. At baseline, the average acuity in the weaker eye was 20/160.