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hired hand

Also, hired man or girl . A person engaged to assist with farm or domestic chores, as in We need extra hired hands during the harvest, or She was looking for a hired girl to do the laundry. This use of hired dates from the 1200s and referred to someone employed for wages as opposed to a slave or serf. The use of girl now may be offensive.
See also: hand, hire
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Well received in Europe and Great Britain, The Hired Hand lasted only two weeks on screens in the US before disappearing for thirty years.
He directed his first film, "The Hired Hand," in 1971 -- a critically acclaimed western in which he also starred.
As the teens fish and work together, George helps unravel the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Bennett and Esther's father and the possibility that Grandma's hired hand might be responsible.
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NEW YORK -- NEW YORK, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Sundance Channel has licensed the home video/DVD and pay television rights to Peter Fonda's restored classic The Hired Hand.
At least Yorkston has put his money where his ever open mouth is at East End Park, while rent-a-quote Dons' Chief Executive Wyness is a hired hand.
In a narrative about finding hope and dignity in the small cracks, Danny Glover and John Malkovich are excellent as a hired hand and blind boarder who help Field to find a fresh footing and a new, richer sense of herself.
At twilight one evening, however, she slipped out and slit her throat before a hired hand, who had seen her and followed her, could prevent it.
Subsequently, as a Hollywood hired hand, Heller contributed to the desecration of New Frontier icons James Bond (Casino Royale, 1967) and Frank Sinatra (Dirty Dingus Magee, 1970) even as Hollywood tried to bring forth its version of Catch-22.
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The few high points include 1971 Western The Hired Hand, which he directed and starred in, and an Oscar nomination for 1997's Ulee's Gold; he lost out to old pal Jack Nicholson, who won for As Good As It Gets.
He was not the organiser, he was a hired hand, and he has now found himself the only one of the four in the dock.
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