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travail {m} éreintant
backbreaking work
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Translation for 'backbreaking work' from English to French

backbreaking work
travail {m} éreintantoccup.
Usage Examples English
  • In Italy, Franco writes in his diary that Fillipo has died due to a heat stroke coupled with twelve years of backbreaking work.
  • Clearing trees and starting crops on virgin fields was harsh and backbreaking work.
  • In spite of "honey-bucket" duty at labor farms or backbreaking work in coal mines at labor camps, Lamb continued to teach.
  • Many walked off the land after years of backbreaking work.
  • After a few months of backbreaking work hauling concrete and other heavy building materials, Piasek and the others from Radom were sent on a cattle car to the nearby Hessental camp, where he worked to maintain German infrastructure -- mainly repairing craters made in German air strips by Allied bombing raids and repairing damaged railroad ties.
  • This was done by giving them new names, making them do the most repetitive and backbreaking work, and paying little attention to their basic needs like food, shelter, and clothing.
  • In the evenings, after a day of backbreaking work, he taught his students "musar" and Mishnayos.
  • Life on the frontier was hard, clearing land and farming was backbreaking work, and the women had to work right alongside the men even in the hardest work.
  • In California's Santa Clara and San Joaquin Valleys, Filipinos were often assigned to the backbreaking work of cultivating and harvesting asparagus, celery, and lettuce.
  • He is forced to do backbreaking work, kept half-hungry and is denied water to wash and suffers unimaginably.
  • tedious and backbreaking work with outmoded tools."
  • Lawrence Corporation of Newfoundland. Backbreaking work and no pay initially, finally led to a more significant mine by 1937; a second mine also opened in 1937, the American Newfoundland Fluorspar Company.
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