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Job,

Biblical character in the Old Testament who suffered from skin and bowel disease, from which he recovered.
Job syndrome - Synonym(s): Buckley syndrome
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For one evening the old man came home in a great state of excitement, with the tale that he had been approached by a man in one of the corridors of the pickle rooms of Durham's, and asked what he would pay to get a job. He had not known what to make of this at first; but the man had gone on with matter-of-fact frankness to say that he could get him a job, provided that he were willing to pay one-third of his wages for it.
And all the men of the same rank were pitted against each other; the accounts of each were kept separately, and every man lived in terror of losing his job, if another made a better record than he.
"Just the same I notice them a-hikin' to town to get our jobs," was his reply.
Mary, too, had left, having spoken vaguely of taking a job at housework in Piedmont.
'You wouldn't mind my asking if it happened to be a job as you was come about, sir, would you?' asked Mrs Plornish wistfully.
She copied it out according, on this table, in a sweet writing, and Plornish, he took it where he worked, having a job just then,' (Plornish repeated job just then,)
"That's the Saucy Jane," Job Rowsell indicated, stretching out a forefinger.
'I am very sorry to betray my master, sir,' said Job Trotter, applying to his eyes a pink checked pocket-handkerchief about six inches square.
And happy day or not, Job Taylor wasn't long in marrying again, you might notice.
But there warn't any other place as handy after that fool of a job. I want to quit this shanty.
Their highest concept of right conduct, in his case, was to get a job. That was their first word and their last.
They were reticent, however, as to the immediate job in hand.