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It’s the type of all-purpose workhorse that belongs in every household because it’s got uses in basically every room—it can even be used to spot clean carpets.

Algae, however, do this very efficiently, thanks to a protein structure called the pyrenoid—and Martin Jonikas ’04 believes this understudied cellular workhorse could transform food production.

The military’s workhorse cargo aircraft, the Boeing C-17 Globemaster, can fly a tank to Afghanistan in about a dozen hours, but rocket delivery would be far faster.

The volume refers to how much Indiana has used her — she’s third in the league in minutes played among all players, ahead of workhorses like Courtney Vandersloot and Skylar Diggins-Smith.

This gentle workhorse of an exfoliant can clear scalps with dry, combination, or oily skin.

Through all of this, however, Howe was, as he always is, the workhorse of the Red Wings.

As a lawmaker, she has always been more of a show pony than a workhorse.

The 737 is a world-wide daily workhorse on domestic routes, sometimes making as many as seven flights a day.

The Los Angeles city government views Farmers Field as a gifted workhorse.

Sedgwick often turns to the word “workhorse” to describe herself.

"Democracy an excellent workhorse, but a poor charger; a good hack, but an untrustworthy racer," iv.

He figured that he might work up a trade of two unbroken colts for a gentle workhorse.

On signal from the tower, the big workhorse thundered down the runway and soared off into the blue.

The Holter, that workhorse of the water, plodded stolidly on its appointed way.


On this page you'll find 80 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to workhorse, such as: factotum, grind, laborer, menial, peon, and plodder.

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