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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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But he's come into money some way or other, Job Rowsell has.
"That's the Saucy Jane," Job Rowsell indicated, stretching out a forefinger.
'My mas'r's the man you want, I see.' And after a slight resistance on the part of Job Trotter, Sam led his newly-found friend to the apartment of Mr.
I tried to become a studio model, but there were too many fine-bodied young fellows out of jobs. I answered advertisements of elderly invalids in need of companions.
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.
An' the rube says quick, 'You betcher life I do.' 'You're dead sure you want that job?' I says.
Harder than ever had it been to secure odd jobs, and he had reached the end of his savings.
Job did make life kinder uneasy for him," reflected Captain Jim.
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.
'Well, sir,' said Mrs Plornish, a civil woman, 'not to deceive you, he's gone to look for a job.'
"He'll be the boy for the clean job," said the oldsters to one another, and waited their time until they could set him to his work.