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  • In 1878 an employer of shoemakers in Massachusetts voiced the general view when he defended the maintenance of ten- and eleven-hour work days by claiming, “Nothing saves men from debauchery and crime so much as labor, and that, till one is tired and ready to return to the domestic joys and duties of home.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • We spent the eleven-hour flight conjuring endless possibilities now that the American borders had been breached.

    Fallin’ Up

  • She dated her fear of flying to those terrifying eleven-hour trips across the flat red plains of India.

    A Covert Affair

  • At the close of the eleven-hour meeting, even those members of Parliament most skeptical of the ISI fell in ranks behind Pasha.

    Neetu Mahil: Waking Up to the Awakening

  • After an eleven-hour journey, we had reached our destination seven seconds behind schedule.

    When a Billion Chinese Jump

  • During the war, the Communist Youth, working with factory workers who logged eleven-hour days on the assembly lines, constructed a new shop and production center for the Goryunov machine gun.80 Nationalist fervor in Kovrov ran strong, at least among the officials.

    The Gun

  • Because of the eleven-hour time difference between California and Kenya, I asked Mom to try calling throughout the day, as I was filming on location with no phone.

    One From The Hart

  • As an engaging, eleven-hour audiobook mystery, not so much.

    Tom Alderman: Baldacci, Coben and Connelly: The Boys of Summer's Audiobooks - Reviewed

  • Not willing to take the word of Betsy McCaughey, Rush Limbaugh or Senator Orrin Hatch R - UT on the merits of the bill, these citizens will conduct their eleven-hour reading marathon in Scranton's courthouse square, beginning early in the morning.

    Scranton, PA, is holding a health reform read aloud

  • In an eleven-hour marathon scented with Simple Green and Seventh Generation liquid cleaners, we erased the residue of last year's freshman occupant and crammed our daughter's new life into half a little bedroom at a Major University a five-hour nonstop flight from our house.

    Karen Stabiner: Sarah's Gone. Now the Empty Nest

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