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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.
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GRITTY: David alongside Julie Atherton in The Hired Man
For New Perspectives, he has most recently directed Saturday Night And Sunday Morning, The Allotment, The Iron Man, On Saturdays This Bed Is Poland and The Hired Man which was performed at the Brits Off Broadway festival in New York during the summer.
Richard landed the lead role in The Hired Man, a musical adaptation of Bragg's book, after a stage career including parts in Sweeney Todd and Jesus Christ Superstar.
The hired man said he pulled down a ladder that was attached to the ceiling of the garage with a nail.
It is 1931, and the economy is terrible in the US during the Great Depression as June and her parents, with a non-speaking hired man, Rhett, travel around trying to get some money together by holding revival meetings.
And there are the memories not only of war but also of a beloved grandfather; of an aunt who loved and lost and then loved too desperately; of an uncle who secretly loved a married woman; of the hired man who loved to imitate The Fool, also known as Hitler; of first, preteen love.
Consider the case of one of Antin's finest talk pieces, "the death of the hired man," which is not included in his three talk poetry collections but was published in the catalog Siah Armajani: A Poetry Lounge, edited by Michael H.
The mercury was also pushing 100 when we pulled up in a stake body truck, my hired man and I.
shouted the president to his hired man in the loft.
I had one hired man, and the two of us were the total crew.
She sends her father's body home with the hired man Yarnell and sets about to find the right man to track down Chaney.
Later the police discovered that the hired man was sent by someone who paid him a lot of money to kill the man, as he was suspected that he had an illicit affair with wife.
David and his hired man unloaded three teams of horses and a pair of mules in the winter darkness.
There Is a particularly telling example early on, where the news of Bathsheba's Inheritance and Oak's disaster - his dog drives his flock of sheep over a cliff, Instantly lowering his status from Independent farmer to hired man - are played slde-by-slde.
The opening musical, The Hired Man, practically sold out weeks before it even opened and it is one of the Torch's greatest success stories.