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  • It was chilling, in a different sense, to learn about the back-aching days of shredding, salting and pounding that went into the German ritual of making sauerkraut.

    Summer Titles That Will Take You Back In Time

  • Casca settled into the jarring back-aching bounce that horses use when they want to show who's boss.

    The Eternal Mercenary

  • Twice they had to stoop, proceeding at a back-aching angle.

    Here Abide Monsters

  • It was hard, back-aching work, but he was fresh and strong, and he took hold of it heartily and vigorously.

    Derrick Sterling A Story of the Mines

  • Thus, to guard against the back-aching 1abour of bending over each stretcher case, his bearers devised for him high trestles, upon which the stretcher was placed as each wounded patient in turn had the first aid dressing removed.

    War Story of the Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • It was heart-breaking, back-aching, wonderful work, work fit for angels to do, and these girls did it with all their souls.

    The War Romance of the Salvation Army

  • The back-aching farmers of the original Dalton Settlement had indeed tried to root out the lovely pests, but little did our Caleb care!

    Ladies-In-Waiting

  • It was back-aching and wrist-breaking work, and I longed for the day when I went out with the ration pack-horse.

    Reminiscences of Queensland 1862-1869

  • Gleaning -- poetical gleaning -- is the most unpleasant and uncomfortable of labour, tedious, slow, back-aching work; picking up ear by ear the dropped wheat, searching among the prickly stubble.

    The Toilers of the Field

  • A thick bed of plants should never be protected by any kind of litter which would leave seeds of various kinds, for under this system of culture weeds must be taken out by hand; and this is always slow, back-aching work.

    The Home Acre

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