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worker

 [wer´ker]
an employed person.
social worker a professional trained in the treatment of psychosocial problems of patients and their families; see also social worker.
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Swarming was invented to cheat a worker out of her proper comforts.
Out in the street she liked to think herself one of the workers who, at this hour, take their way in rapid single file along all the broad pavements of the city, with their heads slightly lowered, as if all their effort were to follow each other as closely as might be; so that Mary used to figure to herself a straight rabbit-run worn by their unswerving feet upon the pavement.
They were all engaged primarily in robbing the worker, but every little while they formed combinations and robbed one another of the accumulated loot.
His fellow workers favoured him with scowls and black looks, and made remarks, slangily witty and which he did not understand, about sucking up to the boss and pace-making and holding her down, when the rains set in.
The figures have been gathered, and it has been proved conclusively that accidents rarely occur in the first hours of the morning work, but that they increase rapidly in the succeeding hours as the workers grow tired and slower in both their muscular and mental processes.
The worker feeds himself, and a man who feeds himself thinks.
In the spring, when every hour is of vital importance, the work is constantly being interrupted by them, and the workers lie sleeping in the sun the whole day, agreeably conscious that they are pleasing themselves and the Church at one and the same time-- a state of perfection as rare as it is desirable.
It is said that the vast majority of the Heidelberg students are hard workers, and make the most of their opportunities; that they have no surplus means to spend in dissipation, and no time to spare for frolicking.
The growing competition among the bourgeois, and the resulting commercial crises, make the wages of the workers ever more fluctuating.
He and his comrades were replaced by new workers, whom Conseil and I joined.
It may be that he deserved to be; but I still think that the tepid support of his fellow-investigators and his desertion by the great body of scientific workers was a shameful thing.
So too workers in iron are called {chi alpha lambda kappa epsilon alpha sigma}, or workers in bronze.