Laboring
Laboring La"bor*ing, a. 1. That labors; performing labor; esp., performing coarse, heavy work, not requiring skill also, set apart for labor; as, laboring days. [1913 Webster]

The sleep of a laboring man is sweet. --Eccl. v. 12. [1913 Webster]

2. Suffering pain or grief. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

{Laboring oar}, the oar which requires most strength and exertion; often used figuratively; as, to have, or pull, the laboring oar in some difficult undertaking. [1913 Webster]


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  • laboring — laboring; un·laboring; …   English syllables

  • Laboring — Labor La bor, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Labored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Laboring}.] [OE. labouren, F. labourer, L. laborare. See {Labor}, n.] [Written also {labour}.] 1. To exert muscular strength; to exert one s strength with painful effort, particularly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • laboring — adjective doing arduous or unpleasant work drudging peasants the bent backs of laboring slaves picking cotton toiling coal miners in the black deeps • Syn: ↑drudging, ↑labouring, ↑toiling • Similar to: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • laboring — n. strenuous physical or mental work, toil, exertion; job or work that must be accomplished; work force, workers; working class; uterine contractions; childbirth v. work, toil, exert oneself; work hard, struggle (especially to attain a goal);… …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • laboring oar — noun Etymology: from laboring, present participle of labor (II) : a part or task requiring greater effort than others the officer who pulls the laboring oar in the club s activities …   Useful english dictionary

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