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King James Dictionary
JOB, n. of unknown origin, but perhaps allied to chop, primarily to strike or drive.
1. A piece of work any thing to be done, whether of more or less importance. The carpenter or mason undertakes to build a house by the job. The erection of Westminster bridge was a heavy job and it was a great job to erect Central wharf, in Boston. The mechanic has many small jobs on hand.
2. A lucrative business an undertaking with a view to profit.
No cheek is known to blush nor heart to throb,
Save when they lose a question or a job.
3. A sudden stab with a pointed instrument. This seems to be nearly the original sense.
To do the job for one, to kill him.
JOB, To strike or stab with a sharp instrument.
1. To drive in a sharp pointed instrument.
JOB, To deal in the public stocks to buy and sell as a broker.
The judge shall job, the bishop bite the town,
and mighty dukes pack cards for half a crown.
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