from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who works by the day.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who works by the day; -- usually applied to a farm laborer, or to a workman who does not work at any particular trade.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a laborer who works by the day; for daily wages


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  • Next, there were the three young men -- Cardiff and Hale, who had been farmers, and Wainwright, a common day-laborer.

    Page 1 2010

  • "Clearly, the economy is central when people consider whether to leave their home countries," said Chris Newman, legal director of the National Daylaborer Organizing Network, which represents 43 day-laborer centers across the country.

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  • The impassive, almost zombie-like Jean joins in a drunken, rowdy, post-pub sing-song at her flat with Dawn, her asthmatic, preening Irish husband Mick (Allen Leech) and the gawky Len (Craig Parkinson), another day-laborer, who has returned to London after his wife left him.

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  • "Despite having referred to Prince William County's efforts to enforce immigration laws as 'mean-spirited' in the past, I hope Supervisor Herrity will make his position known and do everything he can to stop this day-laborer center," Fimian said.

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  • Virginia's recent shift into the center of the national immigration debate was more a reentry: Long before Arizona passed its new law, Herndon voted to close a day-laborer center frequented by illegal immigrants, Prince William and Loudoun counties had curtailed services to illegal immigrants and directed police to check the immigration status of anyone arrested, and state lawmakers had considered hundreds of immigration proposals.

    Arizona law helps Va. GOP find its voice in immigration dispute again 2010

  • Council member Dennis D. Husch, one of the most ardent opponents of the day-laborer center and author of legislation that aimed to crack down on illegal immigration, decided not to seek reelection.

    Voters prove Herndon still divided over illegal immigration 2010

  • Four candidates supported by Alliance for Herndon's Future, a Democratic-leaning group that worked to remove those who voted against the day-laborer site, won seats on the council: Lisa C. Merkel, Sheila Olem, Jasbinder Singh and Grace H. Wolf.

    Voters prove Herndon still divided over illegal immigration 2010

  • Keith Fimian, Republican candidate for Congress (VA-11) issued the following statement today regarding the proposed day-laborer site in Centreville:

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  • Two council members who opposed the day-laborer site were unseated, two others held onto their posts and two Hispanic candidates -- seeking to become the town's first Latino representatives -- failed in their bids.

    Voters prove Herndon still divided over illegal immigration 2010

  • Hutchinson and Tirrell were elected in 2006 and opposed the day-laborer center.

    Voters prove Herndon still divided over illegal immigration 2010


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