from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A slip of paper with printed headings or columns and blank spaces, on which workmen in a shop or factory may fill in the number of hours they have worked and the jobs or orders on which they have been employed. These are collected and handed to the time-keeper and cost-clerk.
  • n. The sheet summarized from these slips (def. 1.) on which the amount and kinds of work done on any job or order are brought together for computing cost.
  • n. The blank on which the time-keeper records the hours per week of work done by each workman, for use in making up a weekly pay-roll.


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  • Once on, he breathes more freely, for neglect of the time-sheet is

    Nights in London

  • Anyhow, when we filled up the time-sheet showing how far we'd got on with the job, there was a nasty letter from the engineer.

    Prescott of Saskatchewan

  • It had listened to an appeal to the latent instinct in every human creature, freedom from everything that could be claimed as servitude, freedom, and possession, and independence for those who would once and for all rid themselves of the shackles which the pay-roll and time-sheet imposed upon them.

    The Man in the Twilight

  • A good many of these things which it's important for you to know happen a little before beginning and a little after quitting time; and so the real reason why the name of the boss doesn't appear on the time-sheet is not because he's a bigger man than any one else in the place, but because there shouldn't be any one around to take his time when he gets down and when he leaves.

    Old Gorgon Graham

  • When a Kaffir turns up a diamond, you grab it, and mark it on the time-sheet against his name.

    The Manxman A Novel - 1895

  • 'You can make out yer time-sheet and come to the office for yer money at five o'clock,' said Nimrod at last.

    The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

  • As an additional precaution against the possibility of any of the men idling or wasting their time, each one was given a time-sheet on which he was required to account for every minute of the day.

    The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

  • One man remained at the pay window while he read the card -- and then flung it with an obscene curse into Rushton's face, and demanded his back day, which they gave him without any remark or delay, the other men who were not yet paid having to wait while he made out his time-sheet for that morning.

    The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

  • Google Apps Script is a powerful way to automate business processes ranging from expense approvals to time-sheet tracking to ticket management and order fulfillment.

    Google Enterprise Blog

  • On Thursday, it presented a 124-page document, including the appeal, the trial court judgment and a detailed time-sheet about the progress of the trial proceedings from August 21,

    The Hindu - Front Page


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