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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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But old Antanas had begged until he was worn out, and all his courage was gone; he wanted a job, any sort of a job.
But one day she walked home with a pale-faced little woman who worked opposite to her, Jadvyga Marcinkus by name, and Jadvyga told her how she, Marija, had chanced to get her job. She had taken the place of an Irishwoman who had been working in that factory ever since any one could remember.
'Hello,' says I, 'lookin' for a job?' 'You bet,' says he.
An' the rube says quick, 'You betcher life I do.' 'You're dead sure you want that job?' I says.
"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 know it is my duty, Sir,' replied Job, with great emotion.
'It is a large, old, red brick house, just outside the town, Sir,' replied Job Trotter.
We'll do that 'dangerous' job after I've spied around a little and think things look well for it.
"Yes: but look here; it may be a good while before I get the right chance at that job; accidents might hap- pen; 'tain't in such a very good place; we'll just regularly bury it -- and bury it deep."
"After a few months, when he is cooled down, if you want to, you can get the job of drivin' delivery-wagon for him.
"That's true enough, and we'll talk till the cows come home of the killing of Charlie Williams or of Simon Bird, or any other job in the past.