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Hours of Work

The period of time during which one engages in paid work. Labor law in many countries establishes maximum or minimum hours of work to protect employees. In other places, overtime hours (usually more than 40 hours of work) require extra pay. Hours of work are one way to measure the labor a person performs.

hours of work

the number of hours an employee is contracted to work each week for his or her employer. See CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.
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An hour's time saw the sled loaded with the ingoing mail and grub, fresh dogs harnessed, and a fresh Indian engaged.
At the end of the first hour, Daylight lightened up.
Teta Elzbieta would put the clothesbasket in which the baby slept alongside of his mattress, and Jurgis would lie upon one elbow and watch him by the hour, imagining things.
Till I know you to be safe at home, I shall not have an hour's comfort.
But to give some figures of comparison, it has been reckoned that an object thrown from the top of the towers of Notre Dame, the height of which is only 200 feet, will arrive on the pavement at a speed of 240 miles per hour. Here the projectile must strike the earth with a speed of 115,200 miles per hour.
Earlier, this had occupied my mind an hour; now I dismissed it in a moment; there was Eva, I must live for her; there must be ways of living at least a day or two without sustenance, and I must think of them.
The past hour I had been wholly unobservant; the inner eye had had its turn; but that was over now, and I sat as upright as possible, seeking greedily for a sail.
Flying fish skimmed the water like thick spray; petrels were so few that I could count them; another shark swam round me for an hour. In sudden panic I dashed my knuckles on the wooden bars, to get at a duck to give the monster for a sop.
But were that hope of pride and power Now offered with the pain Ev'n then I felt-that brightest hour I would not live again:
They are miserable little egotisms, like all the other little humans, fluttering their May-fly life- dance of an hour. They are without freedom.
As he pusheth the best-beloved before him--tender even in severity, the jealous one--, so do I push this blissful hour before me.
Away with thee, thou blissful hour! With thee hath there come to me an involuntary bliss!