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manual

(By hand), adjective by use of the hands, each one, hand-operated, not automated, not automatic, old fashioned, without technology
Associated concepts: manual labor, manual rates

manual

(Guidebook), noun comprehensive book, exxrcise book, guidebook, handbook, how-to book, reference book, standard, step-by-step analysis, text, textbook
Associated concepts: buyer's manual
See also: directory, hornbook, pandect

MANUAL. That which is employed or used by the hand, of which a present profit may be made. Things in the manual occupation of the owner cannot be distrained for rent. Vide Tools.

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How did you know, for example, that I did manual labour.
They aim to give every member a share in the manual labor, to give an equal reward to labor and to talent, and to unite a liberal culture with an education to labor.
The Sagoths were their weapons of offense and defense, and the races like herself were their hands and feet--they were the slaves and servants who did all the manual labor.
The white man will always be unable to perform the manual labour.
I saw the wheels of the social machine go around, and I learned that the dignity of manual labour wasn't what I had been told it was by the teachers, preachers, and politicians.
Their children attended schools especially built for them, and in these schools manual training and applied science were specialized upon.
This book aims to provide a general manual of English Literature for students in colleges and universities and others beyond the high-school age.
Poetry, indeed, may perhaps be thought an exception; but then it demands numbers, or something like numbers: whereas, to the composition of novels and romances, nothing is necessary but paper, pens, and ink, with the manual capacity of using them.
I had never done any hard manual labour, or scullion labour, in my life.
I ought, perhaps, to have made more progress than this; but, as the luncheon-time drew near, I grew restless and unsettled, and felt unable to fix my attention on work, even though that work was only of the humble manual kind.
This was the period, about three months after she had commenced, that the first report of her case was made, in which it was stated that "she has just learned the manual alphabet, as used by the deaf mutes, and it is a subject of delight and wonder to see how rapidly, correctly, and eagerly, she goes on with her labours.
The good-natured locksmith was still patting her on the back and applying such gentle restoratives, when a message arrived from Mrs Varden, making known to all whom it might concern, that she felt too much indisposed to rise after her great agitation and anxiety of the previous night; and therefore desired to be immediately accommodated with the little black teapot of strong mixed tea, a couple of rounds of buttered toast, a middling-sized dish of beef and ham cut thin, and the Protestant Manual in two volumes post octavo.