Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Work by the day; day-labor.
  • noun Work done during the day, as distinguished from that done during the night.
  • noun An old superficial measure of land, equal to four perches.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Now cue: MONTAGE (you can almost hear the South Park parody song) of the fleet celebrating (day-work for some Canadian extras at least) - including a Baltar and his harem doesn't it hurt like hell to lift that left arm Gaius? and then we see a screaming assemblage of ships zipping through the white cloudy atmosphere from the fleet toward the surface.

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  • Now cue: MONTAGE (you can almost hear the South Park parody song) of the fleet celebrating (day-work for some Canadian extras at least) - including a Baltar and his harem doesn't it hurt like hell to lift that left arm Gaius? and then we see a screaming assemblage of ships zipping through the white cloudy atmosphere from the fleet toward the surface.

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  • John Fry jumped in a livelier manner than when he was doing day-work; and I rested the mouth on a cross rack-piece, and felt a warm sort of surety that I could hit the door over opposite, or, at least, the cobwall alongside of it, and do no harm in the orchard.

    Lorna Doone

  • It was only during the last ten days that he had agreed to pay him for night-watching, leaving the man to do as much additional day-work as he pleased — for which, of course, he would be paid at the regular contract price.

    Harry Heathcote of Gangoil

  • With such talk, mostly in a cheerful tone on the part of the industrious little creature, the day-work and the night-work were beguiled until enough of smart dolls had gone forth to bring into the kitchen, where the working-bench now stood, the sombre stuff that the occasion required, and to bring into the house the other sombre preparations.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • It was proposed also that for the encouragement of all the handicraftsmen and labouring poor who, either as servants or as labourers for day-work, assisted the farmers or other tradesmen, they should have every man three acres of ground given them, with leave to build cottages upon the same, the allotments to be upon the waste at the end of the cross-roads where they entered the town.

    From London to Land's End

  • It was proposed also that for the encouragement of all the handicraftsmen and labouring poor who, either as servants or as labourers for day-work, assisted the farmers or other tradesmen, they should have every man three acres of ground given them, with leave to build cottages upon the same, the allotments to be upon the waste at the end of the cross-roads where they entered the town.

    From London to Land's End

  • It was proposed also that for the encouragement of all the handicraftsmen and labouring poor who, either as servants or as labourers for day-work, assisted the farmers or other tradesmen, they should have every man three acres of ground given them, with leave to build cottages upon the same, the allotments to be upon the waste at the end of the cross-roads where they entered the town.

    From London to Land's End

  • He mostly loitered around a paint and design store on Beverly Boulevard and offered his services to customers on a day-work basis.

    A Darkness More Than Night

  • She constantly took refresher courses to keep abreast of medical advancements and new procedures, and took other home cases on a day-work basis.

    The Best Way to Lose

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