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labour

the human input to work activity. See JOB, CAPITAL.

labour

the contribution to productive activity made by the workforce both by hand (for example, the assembly of a car) and mentally (for example, devising a stock-control system). Labour is one of the three main FACTORS OF PRODUCTION, the others being NATURAL RESOURCES and CAPITAL. See alsoECONOMIC GROWTH, HUMAN CAPITAL.
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At around 10.15am they laboriously filled in one pot hole.
The Cyd/Sid confusion was spelled out so laboriously it felt like a hand came off the screen and slapped me.
"A program was laboriously inserted and the start switch pressed.
Both Sanchez and his wife laboriously sold paletas for decades, but a severe ailment struck his wife, and Sanchez has only himself to rely on.
KUWAIT Aug 24, (KUNA) -- The government is working laboriously to ensure the success of the South Saad Al-Abdullah housing project, pegged as Kuwait's first "Smart City." A statement issued by the Public Authority for Housing Welfare (PAHW) on Wednesday, to which KUNA obtained a copy of, noted that its Director General Bader Al-Wugayan met with a delegation from Korea Land and Housing Corporation to plan out the project.
9to5Mac reporter Benjamin Mayo said: "Quitting all your apps is clearly not supposed to be a thing, as it involves laboriously swiping up on tens to hundreds of individual app windows in the multitasking view.
The rifts that are being formed now must be laboriously healed again," he told the paper.
Ramallah, Sept 29 (Petra) -- Israel is laboriously working to divide Al Aqsa Mosque compound as part of a scheme to impose total control of occupied Jerusalem and "its crown the holy Al Aqsa in order to build the Jewish temple", according to a religious official at the holy compound.
Their tone was by turns aggressive, encouraging, comforting and threatening, and the style ranged equally widely from the oddly poetic to the laboriously clunky.
The medical team had to laboriously cleanup the boy's tiny splintered bones, before repositioning the jaw, which is being held in its place by a titanium slate.
A mid-innings surge saw him reach 50 in 94 balls, but he scored laboriously after that and was getting bogged down when he turned an innocuous short ball from Jackson Bird to mid-wicket.
He gets on with his job and in his spare time laboriously types - he only uses one finger - a story about a tsarist Russian outlaw.