It would have been cold work to men less actively engaged; but skating and trapping warms your blood well.
It was cold work raising the sail, and we were glad to be marching.
But little Mari, who loved her father very tenderly, kept thinking of the hard, cold work before him.
The University is a cold work of Herrera—the coldest of Spanish architects.
It was cold work, but he had no boat, and so there was nothing else he could do.
It is cold work, pacing the ramparts so many hours of the night, if one has no good liquor to warm one's heart.'
It was cold work poling and paddling down the river, with the current, but against a head wind.
The choir, taken by itself, may be a cold work, but the sublimity of its setting places it beyond criticism.
Grettir answered, "This is a cold work and a manly, but I deem it ill to trust in the mare, for I know none who has done it yet."
cold work it was too in the early winter mornings to wash him down, groom him and keep the saddlery and accoutrements in order.