work face

work face, face side, working face

In carpentry, the first surface to be planed smooth; the surface from which the others are measured or trued.
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Unfortunately, many women who are 'allowed' to work face harassment at work, sometimes at the hands of their bosses while at other times by others.
Baiying, "Theory and practice to prevent water invasion of coal mine work face," Mining Geology, vol.
In the mining process of shallow coal seam, surface fissures will be generated and developed dynamically with the advancing of work face. Their development dimension parameter shows a dynamic change characteristic with movement of the loading key strata.
It shows that the main source of work face support resistance is fracture instability of different roofs in the overlying strata and intensity of mine pressure manifestation with different coal seam thicknesses demonstrates different manners of distribution.
However, many people who have managed to get to work face the even more difficult prospect of getting home.
I suggest the government would do the country and industry a great service by solving such basic problems rather than embarking on high-profile conferences, etc which historically usually provide little positive improvements to those toiling at the work face.
An onlooker said: "She looked tired and drawn but determined to put her work face on and to give a sterling performance."
CAUGHT ON FILM Artist Carolyn Mendelsohn whose work Face is on show in Hexham Abbey.
"Cancer patients returning to work face a dilemma: should they tell prospective employers, or is it better to keep quiet and hope for understanding?
"As a result, cancer patients who are returning to work face a dilemma: should they tell prospective employers about their disease or is it better to keep guiet until they get the job?"