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hired man

A man who is hired specifically to work on or help with something. Although often associated with farm work, the phrase can be used more broadly. With a few more hired men, I think we could get this job done by the end of the week. I need a hired man to help with the cows.
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Born in Scotland, raised in Sierra Leone and Britain, and having lived in Iran, Thailand and Zambia, Forna talked about her novel The Hired Man, set in Croatia, unlike her first two books of fiction that are set in Sierra Leone.
However, the book's main focus is its depiction of Hallie's various relationships: with her sister; with Tyler, the boy next door; with her best friend, Nat; and with Heron, the hired man who sees her perhaps more clearly than she sees herself.
But John said that he and his horses needed a rest at noon, and he expected his hired man to rest, too.
David, from Warrington, accepted offers based on the show, the cast, the theatre or, as with The Hired Man, a combination of all three.
The next day when he went back (the hired man had been arrested, in possession of a new hunting coat and red cap, along with his confederate from the lumber company, as they had been attempting to make their way south with a thick stack of stolen twenties in a leather sack) she told him that she had been unable to distinguish faces since childhood when she had been struck on the head by a falling two-by-four.
He talks about he and his hired man "one of the Dutchmens" butchering two pigs, and the following day going to the station to pick up fifty-four calves brought down from Edmonton.
A home-grown show with the uninspirational title of A Music Hall is about to replace the scheduled The Hired Man at Hall Green Little Theatre, which proved impossible to cast with the 25 people needed.
Anyone lucky enough to have seen Llwyd in the Hired Man musical here at the Torch, will know what a pure joy she is on stage.
New Perspectives is the company which in February brought The Hired Man to the Lawrence Batley Theatre.
Richard is playing the lead part in Melvyn Bragg's The Hired Man while David makes a second return to the Big Apple with the National Theatre of Scotland's acclaimed Black Watch.
Home is the place where, when you have to go there,/They have to take you in,' " a character says in his poem "The Death of the Hired Man.
The hired man in the poem is responsible for the outside, heavy work.
The hired man, put out of work, must have cobbled up a short memorial text for touring in the provinces and recalled his own parts perfectly.
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.