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  • The farm-work is not seen as drudgery—teams of men work together and crack jokes and whistle in their secret whistle-language to those working on neighboring farms.

    An Alaskan in Tanzania......................And on to Honduras

  • It was now high time to work very hard; both to make up for the farm-work lost during the months of frost and snow, and also to be ready for a great and vicious attack from the Doones, who would burn us in our beds at the earliest opportunity.

    Lorna Doone

  • Miss Bea was a stalwart, corn-colored, laughing young woman, and she was bored by farm-work.

    Main Street

  • He did not care for retired people — as he said to the cob every evening — he liked to see farm-work going on, or at any rate to hear all about it, and to listen to horses who had worked hard, and could scarcely speak, for chewing, about the great quantity they had turned of earth, and how they had answered very bad words with a bow.

    Mary Anerley

  • “I should like it — I should like it better than farm-work.”

    Adam Bede

  • We talked for a bit about the farm-work — Nils thought of nothing else.

    A Wanderer Plays on Muted Strings

  • She pictured herself at the end of the summer, tanned and lean from farm-work, and she smiled.

    Moon Dance

  • Harriet grinned and ran off swiftly to join her brother in the farm-work that was their task.

    Five On Finniston Farm

  • They hef harder work than any you will know of in your country; and besides the fishing they will do the ploughing and much of the farm-work.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 24, March, 1873

  • At supper, the old man and his son exchanged a few words about the farm-work to be done on the morrow, but nothing else was said.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 57, July, 1862

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