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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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Soon after her lecture, the author had a long line of admirers queued up clutching the copies of The Hired Man, waiting to get their books signed.
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.
John asked where I was going; I told him, "Back to work." But John said that he and his horses needed a rest at noon, and he expected his hired man to rest, too.
Critique: A compelling and complexly woven novel, "The Hired Man" documents author Aminatta Forna as a major literary talent.
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 play is directed by internationally acclaimed director and Olivier Award winner David Gilmore, who has directed more than a dozen West End productions including the original award- winning productions of Daisy Pulls It Off, Lend Me a Tenor, and The Hired Man.
The hired man was there everyday, the woman came in 4 times a week.
James Fayed was convicted of murder two weeks ago in the stabbing death of 44-year-old Pamela Fayed by a hired man on July 28, 2008.
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.
The hired man who stabbed Paul has not been arrested so far, police said
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.
Roedd hynna'n sicr yn help i'n perthynas agos ar y sgrin," meddai Elin a fu'n brysur yn gweithio ar gynyrchiadau 'The Hired Man', 'Noson Ola'r Prom' sef sioe gerdd Eisteddfod yr Urdd 2008, a 'My Fair Lady' yn Aberystwyth tra'r oedd ei chymeriad yn Pobol y Cwm i ffwrdd yng Nghanada.
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.
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.