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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNWORKED

It is refreshing to find an unworked field all ready for harvesting.

But uncut cloth, and unworked gold and silver do not belong to her.

Here, again, is a fascinating and unworked field for research.

There are unknown, unworked lands where the salt has not lost its savour.

Mineral wealth of almost every description, most of which is yet unworked.

It is a country of ancient silver-mines, unworked for centuries.

By the aid of these a certain amount of work has been done in the subject, but it is still largely an unworked field.

Small buildings dotted the level floor, which Morquil explained were the entrances of the mines, unworked for many years.

By the most happy of chances some rich and unworked coal mines were discovered on the spot.

Unworked shells, lashed to rude handles, served all the purposes as well as if wrought out in the most fanciful manner.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English weorc, worc "something done, deed, action, proceeding, business, military fortification," from Proto-Germanic *werkan (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Dutch werk, Old Norse verk, Middle Dutch warc, Old High German werah, German Werk, Gothic gawaurki), from PIE root *werg- "to work" (see urge (v.)).

In Old English, the noun also had the sense of "fornication." Workhouse in the sense of "place where the poor or petty criminals are lodged" first appeared 1650s. Works "industrial place" (usually with qualifying adj.) is attested from 1580s. Work ethic recorded from 1959.

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