from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The amount of work done during the day; work done by a day-laborer. See daytaler.
- Hired by the day.
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"A dowly, harden-faced mon, an 'gey hard to bide wi', accordin 'to what all t' day-tale men is sayin '," replied the other.
Her father was dead, all the day-tale men had been called up, and her mother, she assured me, "was that thrang wi 't' hens an 't' cauves, shoo'd no time for milkin 'cows."