work-worn

work-worn

adj
roughened by hard work
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Translations

work-worn

[ˈwɜːkwɔːn] ADJagotado (por el trabajo)
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References in classic literature ?
Paint us an angel, if you can, with a floating violet robe, and a face paled by the celestial light; paint us yet oftener a Madonna, turning her mild face upward and opening her arms to welcome the divine glory; but do not impose on us any aesthetic rules which shall banish from the region of Art those old women scraping carrots with their work-worn hands, those heavy clowns taking holiday in a dingy pot-house, those rounded backs and stupid weather-beaten faces that have bent over the spade and done the rough work of the world--those homes with their tin pans, their brown pitchers, their rough curs, and their clusters of onions.
Our companion patted her thin, work-worn hand, and murmured some few words of kindly womanly comfort which brought the color back into the others bloodless cheeks.
He pressed the work-worn, hunger-worn young fingers, and touched his lips.
But, O no, O no, O no!' She said this, looking at him with her work-worn hands folded together, and in the same resigned accents as before.
Lynn goes searching for the owners of 19 of these work-worn these quilts and their individual stories.