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First-class Hard Labour

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Under this sentence, the prisoner sleeps on a plank bed without a mattress, and spends six or eight hours a day turning a hard crank, or treading a wheel. (See Second-class Hard Labour.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Fire-drake or Fire-dragon
Fire-eaters
Fire-new
Fire-ship
Fire Up (To)
Fire Worship
Fire and Sword
Fire and Water
Firm as a Rock
First-class Hard Labour
First-fruits
First Water
First Gentleman of Europe
First Grenadier of France
First Stroke is Half the Battle
Fish
Fish
Fish
Fish-day (A) [jour maigre]
Fish-wife (A)