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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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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.
It was a striking circumstance that Jonas, too, had gotten his job by the misfortune of some other person.
It's a poor job, sailing a pleasure boat," he muttered.
Job Rowsell took a long breath and filled a pipe with tobacco.
Job Rowsell started at them both, then he drew a flask from his pocket and took a long pull.
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.
I beg your pardon, Sir,' said Job, 'but that course of proceeding will never do.
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.
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.
It was clearly some notable job which needed numbers.
Scanlan and McMurdo made their way back; Scanlan somewhat subdued, for it was the first murder job that he had seen with his own eyes, and it appeared less funny than he had been led to believe.