Physical work done "by hand" (using basic implements) instead of by machines, usually implying it is unskilled or physically demanding.
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Manual-labour Sentence Examples
In certain respects, on the other hand, America has gone further than the United Kingdom, especially in the matter of automatic signalling, and in the operating of points and signals by electrical power or air-pressure instead of manual labour.
The more important sectarian schools are Wake Forest College (Baptist, opened 1834 as a " manual labour and classical institute "; as a college, 1838) at Wake Forest, 16 m.
His childhood and youth were passed in poverty, and his health was early impaired by hard manual labour.
Family ties are strong, and the women are not ill-treated, although they share in all kinds of manual labour.