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{adj: hobnailed} marked by the wearing of heavy boots studded with hobnails
"hobnailed laborers"



{adj: idle} not in action or at work
"an idle laborer"
"idle drifters"
"the idle rich"
"an idle mind"
<-> busy

{adj: itinerant, road, touring, traveling} working for a short time in different places
"itinerant laborers"
"a road show"
"traveling salesman"
"touring company"

{adj: manual} doing or requiring physical work
"manual labor"
"manual laborer"

{adj: propertyless, wage-earning, working-class, blue-collar} of those who work for wages especially manual or industrial laborers
"party of the propertyless proletariat"- G.B.Shaw

{n: agricultural laborer, agricultural labourer} a person who tills the soil for a living

{n: bracero} a Mexican laborer who worked in the United States on farms and railroads in order to ease labor shortages during World War II

{n: camp} a prison for forced laborers
"China has many work camps for political prisoners"

{n: coolie, cooly} an offensive name for an unskilled Asian laborer

{n: day laborer, day labourer} a laborer who works by the day; for daily wages

{n: digger} a laborer who digs

{n: ditch digger, mud digger} a laborer who digs ditches

{n: drudge, peon, navvy, galley slave} a laborer who is obliged to do menial work

{n: fellah} an agricultural laborer in Arab countries

{n: gandy dancer} a laborer in a railroad maintenance gang

{n: hired hand, hand, hired man} a hired laborer on a farm or ranch
"the hired hand fixed the railing"
"a ranch hand"

{n: hod carrier, hodman} a laborer who carries supplies to masons or bricklayers

{n: itinerant, gypsy, gipsy} a laborer who moves from place to place as demanded by employment
"itinerant traders"

{n: laborer, manual laborer, labourer, jack} someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor

{n: miner, mineworker} laborer who works in a mine

{n: peasant} one of a (chiefly European) class of agricultural laborers

{n: rail-splitter, splitter} a laborer who splits logs to build split-rail fences

{n: rockers, bikers} originally a British youth subculture that evolved out of the teddy boys in the 1960s; wore black leather jackets and jeans and boots; had greased hair and rode motorcycles and listened to rock'n'roll; were largely unskilled manual laborers

{n: section hand} a laborer assigned to a section gang

{n: stacker} a laborer who builds up a stack or pile

{n: stevedore, loader, longshoreman, docker, dockhand, dock worker, dockworker, dock-walloper, lumper} a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port

{n: stoker, fireman} a laborer who tends fires (as on a coal-fired train or steamship)

{n: swagman, swagger, swaggie} an itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work

{n: transient} one who stays for only a short time
"transient laborers"

{n: yardman} a laborer hired to do outdoor work (such as mowing lawns)

{v: convert} change the nature, purpose, or function of something
"convert lead into gold"
"convert hotels into jails"
"convert slaves to laborers"

{v: roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond} move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
"The gypsies roamed the woods"
"roving vagabonds"
"the wandering Jew"
"The cattle roam across the prairie"
"the laborers drift from one town to the next"
"They rolled from town to town"


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