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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.
I sought odd jobs. I worked days, and half-days, at anything I could get.
And all the men of the same rank were pitted against each other; the accounts of each were kept separately, and every man lived in terror of losing his job, if another made a better record than he.
They were not fighting for jobs. They did it as a business.
And happy day or not, Job Taylor wasn't long in marrying again, you might notice.
We'll do that 'dangerous' job after I've spied around a little and think things look well for it.
"After a few months, when he is cooled down, if you want to, you can get the job of drivin' delivery-wagon for him.
'You wouldn't mind my asking if it happened to be a job as you was come about, sir, would you?' asked Mrs Plornish wistfully.
They were reticent, however, as to the immediate job in hand.