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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As soon as the coloured people found out that he could read, a newspaper was secured, and at the close of nearly every day's work this young man would be surrounded by a group of men and women who were anxious to hear him read the news contained in the papers.
After a while I succeeded in making arrangements with the teacher to give me some lessons at night, after the day's work was done.
This clock, of course, all the hundred or more workmen depended upon to regulate their hours of beginning and ending the day's work. I got the idea that the way for me to reach school on time was to move the clock hands from half-past eight up to the nine o'clock mark.
In fact, the greater part of the education I secured in my boyhood was gathered through the night-school after my day's work was done.
One reason for this was that any one who worked in a coal-mine was always unclean, at least while at work, and it was a very hard job to get one's skin clean after the day's work was over.
There were thirty, and he completed them in a month, doing one a day after having done his regular day's work on fiction, which day's work was the equivalent to a week's work of the average successful writer.
Of course, there's lots that's repugnant in the course of the day's work. But then, you see, that's all part of the day's work," he wound up boyishly.
`Stand back,' said the master, `and keep out of her way; you've done a bad day's work for this filly.' He growled out something about a vicious brute.
The hostler, enchanted with the good day's work he had done, returned to the yard.
He then went back to his own home, rubbing his hands with the confidence of a workman who has done a good day's work.
"It is absolutely right that a hard day's work means a fair day's pay and I hope that other local businesses will follow Johnstons' lead."
Yes, workers want "a fair day's work for a fair day's pay", but in the modern private enterprise controlled world such a thing is increasingly rare.