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Strike (A)

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A federation of workmen to quit work unless the masters will submit to certain stated conditions. To strike is to leave off work, as stated above. (Anglo-Saxon, strīc-an, to go.)

Co-operation … . prevents strikes by … . identifying the interests of labour and capital.”—B. T. Ely: Political Economy, part iv. chap. iv. 238.

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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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