hot work


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hot work

[′hät ‚wərk]
(industrial engineering)
A task that requires working on, or in proximity to, exposed energized electrical equipment or wiring.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"Hot work! Hot work!" cried the lieu- tenant deliriously.
It was hot work. The old man soon begged us to hand over our coats and waistcoats to him to carry, too, and we did it; one could not refuse so little a thing to a poor old man like that; he should have had them if he had been a hundred and fifty.
Wherever the road was obstructed by the chains, there the fighting and the loss of life were greatest; but there was hot work and bloodshed in almost every leading thoroughfare.
"It 's pretty hot work, and it 's a pity to waste things; but I 'll try again, if you want me to," said Polly, with a patient sigh, for her arms were tired and her face uncomfortably hot.
WATCHING a game of polo with a pretty blonde by his side was obviously hot work for Prince Harry yesterday.
The state-of-the-art ground's retractable roof was closed because of rain outside, but it made it hot work for the players.
It's hot work this DJ and social livewire stuff, as BRYAN BURNETT discovered when he broadcast live from the streets of Edinburgh in the run- up to the Bells.