thirsty work

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thirsty work ‎(uncountable)

  1. Physical labor of a type that causes the laborer to sweat and become thirsty.
    1843, William Henry Leatham, Oliver Cromwell, a drama [in verse], p. 13:
    • 'Tis thirsty work, this marching, fighting, ay.