from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Work on or in a church, or in connection with a church; work in behalf of a church, or of the church generally; hence, proverbially, slow work.


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  • If they correspond the GD lyrics are simply a different way of church-work.

    Sven Bachmann Essay

  • The higher interests of Christian love and church-work will dwarf the importance of dress and display, and Bertie will grow into a useful girl, faithful to, and contented with, her position -- a help to her mother at home, a good example to Nina and the younger children.

    Katie Robertson A Girls Story of Factory Life

  • Sis'll talk about the church-work and about the Sunday-school,

    Poems Teachers Ask For Selected by readers of "Normal Instructor-Primary Plans"

  • The fifty new churches will very much mend the prospect; but church-work is slow, church-work is slow!

    The Coverley Papers

  • On our return from the coast the Bishop and wife stopped at Pueblo, and he reports the church-work here as being in good condition.

    Unwritten History

  • There's nothing incompatible in her being a fine bridge-player and doing church-work.

    'Lizbeth of the Dale

  • She says you should have been in the church-work long ago.

    The Blood Red Dawn

  • We talk often, and wistfully, of those four years of church-work, social duties, literary tasks, and academic studies, which filled hands and heads.

    Marion Harland's autobiography : the story of a long life,

  • Her father was alive, and she saw him often; her sister, "Aunt Betsy," and her children kept the old home-nest warm for him; the young couple had hosts of friends in town and country, and both were as deeply interested, as of yore, in church-work.

    Marion Harland's autobiography : the story of a long life,

  • As the church had been brought to a status of activity greater than ever before, was paying larger dues, and raising more money for support of pastor and support of the church-work than ever before in its history, and was receiving greater recognition as an independent body both by the school and the other churches of the community than ever before, it seemed an opportune time for the pastor to resign.

    Echoes from a pioneer life,


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