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Manicure vs. Sinecure

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Manicurenoun

A cosmetic treatment for the fingernails.

Sinecurenoun

A position that requires no work but still gives an ample payment; a cushy job.

Manicurenoun

(dated) A manicurist.

Sinecurenoun

(historical) An ecclesiastical benefice without the care of souls.

Manicureverb

to trim the fingernails

Sinecureverb

(transitive) To put or place in a sinecure.

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Manicureverb

To care for (the hands and nails); to care for the hands and nails of; to do manicure work.

Sinecurenoun

An ecclesiastical benefice without the care of souls.

Manicureverb

to trim carefully and meticulously; as, to manicure a lawn.

Sinecurenoun

Any office or position which requires or involves little or no responsibility, labor, or active service.

‘A lucrative sinecure in the Excise.’;

Manicurenoun

The care of the hands and nails, especially a thorough cosmetic treatment of the hands, especially the trimming and polishing of the fingernails, and removing of cuticles, performed by a manicurist.

Sinecureverb

To put or place in a sinecure.

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Manicurenoun

A person who makes a business of taking care of people's hands, especially their nails; - an older term for a manicurist.

‘[Men] who had taken good care of their hands by wearing gloves and availing themselves of the services of a manicure.’;

Sinecurenoun

a benefice to which no spiritual or pastoral duties are attached

Manicurenoun

professional care for the hands and fingernails

Sinecurenoun

an office that involves minimal duties

Manicureverb

trim carefully and neatly;

‘manicure fingernails’;

Sinecure

A sinecure ( or ; from Latin sine 'without' and cura 'care') is an office, carrying a salary or otherwise generating income, that requires or involves little or no responsibility, labour, or active service. The term originated in the medieval church, where it signified a post without any responsibility for the , the regular liturgical and pastoral functions of a cleric, but came to be applied to any post, secular or ecclesiastical, that involved little or no actual work.

‘cure [care] of souls’;

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Manicureverb

care for (one's hand) by cutting and shaping the nails, etc.

Manicure

A manicure is a cosmetic beauty treatment for the fingernails and hands performed at home or in a nail salon. A manicure consists of filing and shaping the free edge of nails, pushing and clipping (with a cuticle pusher and cuticle nippers) any nonliving tissue (but limited to the cuticle and hangnails), treatments with various liquids, massage of the hand, and the application of fingernail polish.

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