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job

noun assignment, avocation, billet, business, chore, duty, employment, function, labor, mission, occupation, position, profession, responsibility, role, task, trade, undertaking, vocation, work
See also: appointment, burden, business, calling, career, employment, enterprise, labor, livelihood, mission, occupation, office, part, position, post, profession, project, province, pursuit, role, trade, undertaking, work

JOB. By this term is understood among workmen, the whole of a thing which is to be done. In this sense it is employed in the Civil Code of Louisiana, art. 2727; "to build by plot, or to work by the job," says that article, "is to undertake a building for a certain stipulated price." See Durant. du Contr. de Louage, liv. 8, t. 8, n. 248, 263; Poth. Contr. de Louage, n. 392, 394 and Deviation.

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Look here," he said, taking his seat at the tiller, "this is my show, Job Rowsell.
It's a poor job, sailing a pleasure boat," he muttered.
I am very sorry to betray my master, sir,' said Job Trotter, applying to his eyes a pink checked pocket-handkerchief about six inches square.
I know it is my duty, Sir,' replied Job, with great emotion.
And while I waited, and in between the odd jobs I managed to procure, I started to earn ten dollars by writing a newspaper account of a voyage I had made, in an open boat down the Yukon, of nineteen hundred miles in nineteen days.
He was a "squeedgie" man; his job was to go about all day with a long-handled mop, swabbing up the floor.
Just the same I notice them a-hikin' to town to get our jobs," was his reply.
And happy day or not, Job Taylor wasn't long in marrying again, you might notice.
They resolved to keep a lookout for that Spaniard when he should come to town spying out for chances to do his revengeful job, and follow him to "Number Two," wherever that might be.
After a few months, when he is cooled down, if you want to, you can get the job of drivin' delivery-wagon for him.
She copied it out according, on this table, in a sweet writing, and Plornish, he took it where he worked, having a job just then,' (Plornish repeated job just then,)
They were reticent, however, as to the immediate job in hand.