- n. British alternative spelling of laborer.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Chiefly Brit. a laborer; someone who works with their hands.
- n. someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
“Let us investigate the way of living of a labourer from a parish in the Bradfield Poor”
“It hearks back to the biblical assertion that the labourer is worthy of his hire – and I have no problem with that.”
“The lot of the Essex farm labourer is as bad as it can be.”
“A Sikh labourer is headed back home to the United Kingdom after he was sent off the job site in Alberta for refusing to shave his beard.”
“Whereas on this continent the unskilled labourer is paid fifty to sixty percent of the wages of skilled labour, in South Africa his wages are less than twenty per cent of that of skilled labour.”
“But they had little money to spare, and hence, at the beginning of the work, Kalman hit upon the device of bartering coal for labour, two days 'work in the mine entitling a labourer to a load of coal.”
“In all cases of forced labour under the present régime, however, it seems that the labourer is paid, though very insufficiently, for his unwilling toil; and that his captivity only lasts so long as the work for which he has been pressed remains in progress.”
“The whole family party and any chance visitors will not be too many for the work, and, if each labourer is provided with a cast-iron back with a hinge in it, so much the better.”
“The labourer is worthy of his reward -- or "hire"; quoted from Lu 10: 7, whereas Mt 10: 10 has "his meat," or "food.”
“The labourer is worthy of his meat; and a scandalous maintenance will soon make a scandalous ministry.”
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