a person engaged in physical work, esp of an unskilled kind
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How to use labourer in a sentence
Vagabond, errand-boy, vagabond, labourer, porter, clerk, chief manager, small partner, Josiah Bounderby of Coketown.
He worked fiercer than ever—harder than the day-labourer—at his place of business.
The Corn-laws makes the labourer pay double the price for his food.
The object and the means were the revival of the nautical labourer of twenty years before.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2) | Francis Trevithick
He seems to have forgotten his nautical labourer patented twenty years before; but yet reproduced something very similar.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2) | Francis Trevithick
Toiling across Lord Hartledon's path was the labourer to whom the Rector had been speaking.Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood