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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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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.
As the German company is laboriously building its coffee empire, Joh.
Rooms at the newest hotel in Buenos Aires, Mio Buenos Aires, have integrated step-up bathrooms with sculptural bathtubs that weigh more than a ton -- laboriously carved by artist Mario Dasso.
Too many biographies can be terribly daunting to pick up due to their dense dryness, laboriously fact-filled pages, and absence of any whimsy or creative verve.
International standards are more broad, more principle-based," Speed said, than the densely detailed US GAAP standards that have been laboriously developed over decades.
Asim Hussain congratulated the entire team comprising of the officers of the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Resources and the provincial focal persons who laboriously worked on the preparation of new Petroleum (E&P) Policy 2012.
To prove his rightful ownership, the boy brings a large axe the next day, and proceeds to laboriously chop the tree down.
The account books are laboriously made by the Muslim artisans and are hand-stitched with pictures of the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi on them.