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Why find things that are ossur to do on Shabbos not because they fall into the category of any particular "malacha" (type of work) but rather because of "uvdah d'chol". Something that is normally done during the week and not on Shabbos. While this explanation seems lacking this is precisely what I am asking. What is the "issur" "uv'dah d'chol", why is it ossur? Does it have something to do with maris ayin (because it "looks" like you are doing a malacha?) Is it a "gezera" (some sort of decree) lest one come to do an actual malacha? What is "uvdah d'chol" and why is it ossur (cite sources, earlier the better if possible.)

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