He could think of no bad object to be attained by sending him to Sikes, which would not be equally well answered by his remaining with Fagin; and after meditating for a long time, concluded that he had been selected to perform some ordinary menial offices for the housebreaker, until another boy, better suited for his purpose could be engaged.
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The fraternity pledges are given all the menial jobs.
Her work experience consists of menial jobs, but she’s performed them reliably.