- n. Plural form of drudge.
“Julian Fellowes had a lot of explaining to do in his new costume drama series Downton Abbey, though the opening sequence probably gave us more footnotes about Edwardian grate-blacking and the pecking order of domestic drudges than was entirely absorbable amid the squawk of maids and cackling cooks and general dawn uproar of an aristocratic household being dustpan-and-brushed to its full English properness.”
“You belong with the oxen and the drudges, in dirty surroundings among smells and stenches.”
“Also, while aware that poverty was anything but delectable, she had a comfortable middle-class feeling that poverty was salutary, that it was a sharp spur that urged on to success all men who were not degraded and hopeless drudges.”
“It is a cost-effective, apolitical, easy-to-implement strategy with the power to transform our students, at least for one hour of the day, from drudges to thinkers.”
“This is what occupies me as I sit strapped into my job, my pressurized aluminum tube of a job, knifing unnaturally through the skies, cheating time zones, racing ahead of life as everyone else drudges on.”
“Presumably if bloggers hadn't come along and sucked all the air out of the room, the book review drudges would still be in there dutifully typing their 750 words and nobody would have been hurt.”
“But, if the upper servants could not escape to modern, industrial conditions, how much the more did they press down on the bodies and souls of 700,000 washerwomen and household drudges,—ignorant, unskilled offal of a millionaire industrial system.”
“And Elevators were getting born and hatched in drudges and great numskulls when migrant Zeus saw it and it was good, very, very darkness like a foretaste.”
“Watch poor folks and blue-collar drudges flee town like Okies in front of a dust storm.”
“Why are all women such drudges?" chorus the men in a barely credible set piece.”
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