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  • The British Man of Confidence wanted to be informed whether the making of bricks for the furnaces in steels-works can be considered as forbidden war-work.

    Work Camp 940 GW

  • Connie did a mild form of war-work, and consorted with the flannel-trousers Cambridge intransigents, who gently mocked at everything, so far.

    Lady Chatterley's Lover

  • She had determined on Washington because it was less intimidating than the obvious New York, because she hoped to find streets in which Hugh could play, and because in the stress of war-work, with its demand for thousands of temporary clerks, she could be initiated into the world of offices.

    Main Street

  • Troops of Wildrunners practiced war-work on the training grounds around the barracks, their cries and the ringing of steel on steel heard even in the Garden of Astarin.

    Dalamar the Dark

  • Then he bade them that war-work give out at the barriers

    The Tale of Beowulf Sometime King of the Folk of the Weder Geats

  • Although the first great shock of demobilization and war-work termination has thus been met better than many observers expected, specific industries and specific regions show much unevenness in the progress of reconversion.

    State of the Union Address (1790-2001)

  • In justice to the bird it must be stated that she has frequently expressed a desire to be allowed to do war-work, but has been discouraged.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 152, June 13, 1917

  • She had devoted years to war-work, and there were tears in her beautiful eyes when she spoke of her husband, killed in action.

    Juggernaut

  • She refrained from mentioning the fact that when he fell he had been in the midst of divorce proceedings against her, nor was she explicit as to the nature of her war-work, though there were those, Roger among the number, who assumed that it must have paid pretty well.

    Juggernaut

  • You will rightly judge that most of _The House of Courage_ is rather more frankly sensational than Mrs. RICKARD'S previous war-work; but it remains an excellent yarn.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 156, March 12, 1919

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