dead work

dead work

[¦ded ¦wərk]
(mining engineering)
Preparatory work which is for future operations and not directly productive.
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Tenders are invited for 2019 / ar45u / 00000426 - sunum: 37845 19 0157 00 - sp03 / eunf / c11 maritime vessels - cleaning and repairing of the painting scheme of the dead work, superstructure and exterior decks
Here, it is necessary to introduce two distinctions proposed by Merhy (14) among hard, hard/soft and soft technologies, and between dead work and live work in action, essential to analyze this micropolitics.
"He's done the dead work. That's what they call it in the mines, the hard work that you do to get the prize." Overy, who oversaw the creation of the museum, explains when the town was founded it was nothing more than a mining claim fourteen miles from the Colorado River.
What seemed a dead work was resuscitated when the composer made a so-called revision in 1962-63 that actually entailed an almost complete recomposition of the original.
Further, Vitebsky demonstrates how the content of dialogues with particular sonum change over time, as the living and dead work through their continuing and changing states of existence.
Miners were not apid for "dead work"--timbering, drilling, cleaning up--but only for the weight of the coal actually produced, and they were cheated at the company's scales.
13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: 14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
While playing dead works with other bruins, a black bear won't think you're dead or lose interest.
On Thursday, the military warned that it was not yet clear whether all the dead worked for a state-owned contractor that has been building bridges and roads as part of efforts to boost infrastructure in the impoverished region.
Three of the dead worked at the hospital - an emergency department doctor and a nurse and nurse assistant on the second floor - said Son Kyung-cheol, head of the foundation that operates the facility.
Nothing dead worked. I could recount several similar episodes involving various angling notables using deadbaits or livebaits with someone exclaiming, "Aha!" or "Eureka!" and none of it made sense until some snow cover arrived and the tables turned.
Three of the dead worked at the shrine while the others were frequent visitors.