Belaboring
Belabor Be*la"bor, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Belabored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Belaboring}.] 1. To ply diligently; to work carefully upon. ``If the earth is belabored with culture, it yieldeth corn.'' --Barrow. [1913 Webster]

2. To beat soundly; to cudgel. [1913 Webster]

Ajax belabors there a harmless ox. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


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