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Occupations


Formal. 1. asecretary.
2. a scribe or copyist.
1. a maker of cameos.
2. a collector of or authority on cameos.
a member of the Russian secret police (1917-1922) called Cheka.
a general assistant, engaged to do all varieties of work.
an occupation, vocation or trade, especially in the sense of the work a person is best suited for.
the art and trade of designing and making women’s hats. — milliner, n.
a maker and seller of fashionable gowns and millinery for women.
a mosaic maker or dealer in mosaics. Also mosaist.
Obsolete, a dealer in perfume or unguents.
a colonizer.
an individual charged with the duty of investigating and redressing the sources of complaints lodged by private citizens against businesses, institutions, and officials.
a maker or designer of stained glass.
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Moreover, my occupations have been always made to chime in with the ordinary habitudes of my fellowmen.
My father made no reproach in his letters and only took notice of my science by inquiring into my occupations more particularly than before.
That she must long since have discovered him to be not quite so respectable a man as he looked, and that she might suspect something wrong was going on in the house at the present time, were, in Old File's opinion, matters of certainty; but that she knew anything positively on the subject of her father's occupations, he seemed to doubt.
He had followed many occupations, and it occurred to Philip that he managed to make a mess of everything he attempted.
Probably, I replied, that would be the better way; and when I hear you say this, I am myself reminded that we are not all alike; there are diversities of natures among us which are adapted to different occupations.
It was true I had many and good friends, and I was blessed with interests and occupations which I had often declared sufficient to satisfy any not too exacting human being.
Charley had already exhausted the less eager activity of the other children; and they had betaken themselves to occupations that did not admit of his companionship.
Now those things in which a city should be one are of different sorts, and in preserving an alternate reciprocation of power between these, the safety thereof consists (as I have already mentioned in my treatise on Morals), for amongst freemen and equals this is absolutely necessary; for all cannot govern at the same time, but either by the year, or according to some other regulation or time, by which means every one in his turn will be in office; as if the shoemakers and carpenters should exchange occupations, and not always be employed in the same calling.
For four hours Adrienne sat bending over her toil, deeply engrossed in the occupation, and flattering herself with the fruits of her success.
In the windows of some, there were green plants, which were trained to shade the glass; in all, there was as much fresh air, cleanliness, and comfort, as the nature of the occupation would possibly admit of.
The "calls" to preach, I am glad to say, are not nearly so numerous now as they were formerly, and the calls to some industrial occupation are growing more numerous.
After a few minutes only of this occupation, she grew weary of it, and decided on leaving the trunks as they were, until the next morning.

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