Definition of Laboursaving
1. Adjective. Designed to replace or conserve human and especially manual labor. "Laborsaving devices like washing machines"
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Laboursaving
Literary usage of Laboursaving
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Collected Essays and Reviews by William James (1920)
"... with far less mental effort than the original data; and a philosophic conception of nature is thus in no metaphorical sense a laboursaving contrivance. ..."
2. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1879)
"... and would probably in the long run prove to be folly, to strive against the laboursaving tendencies of our age. Let machinery do its best or its worst, ..."
3. Annual Register edited by Edmund Burke (1881)
"We cannot fail to remark the attractive form in which everything classical is now presented to the public, and on what a laboursaving system these steps to ..."
4. The Zinc Industry by Ernest Alfred Smith (1918)
"... under favourable conditions, and by the utilisation of all the valuable byproducts, with good management and if equipped with laboursaving appliances, ..."