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Manual laborer   Listen
manual laborer  n.  A person who works with the hands, rather than with the mind.
Synonyms: laborer, labourer.

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"Manual laborer" Quotes from Famous Books

... have fewest intellectual stimuli of other kinds from so inestimable an introduction to large, distant, and complicated interests as is afforded by the attention they may be induced to bestow on political affairs. It is by political discussion that the manual laborer, whose employment is a routine, and whose way of life brings him in contact with no variety of impressions, circumstances, or ideas, is taught that remote causes, and events which take place far off, have a most sensible effect even on his ...
— Considerations on Representative Government • John Stuart Mill

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