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menial
used in Gulliver's Travels

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Definition
of work:  unskilled and uninteresting
  • They are dressed by men till four years of age, and then are obliged to dress themselves, although their quality be ever so great; and the women attendant, who are aged proportionably to ours at fifty, perform only the most menial offices.
    Part 1 — A Voyage to Lilliput (70% in)
  • A convenient apartment was provided for her at court: she had a sort of governess appointed to take care of her education, a maid to dress her, and two other servants for menial offices; but the care of me was wholly appropriated to herself.
    Part 2 — A Voyage to Brobdingnag (33% in)

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