drudging
adjective Date: 1548 monotonous, tiring • drudgingly adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Drudging — Drudge Drudge, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Drudged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Drudging}.] [OE. druggen; prob not akin to E. drag, v. t., but fr. Celtic; cf. Ir. drugaire a slave or drudge.] To perform menial work; to labor in mean or unpleasant offices with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • drudging — drÊŒdÊ’ v. toil, slave, labor, work hard …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Drudging box — Drudg ing box See {Dredging box}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drudging box — Dredger Dredg er, n. (Cookery) A box with holes in its lid; used for sprinkling flour, as on meat or a breadboard; called also {dredging box}, {drudger}, and {drudging box}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Puck (mythology) — Puck is a mythological fairy or mischievous nature spirit. Puck is also a generalised personification of land spirits. Whilst being an aspect of Robin Goodfellow, he is also hob and Will o the wisp. Overview The pagan trickster was reimagined in… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • labouring — 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, ↑laboring, ↑toiling • Similar to: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • toiling — adjective doing arduous or unpleasant work (Freq. 1) drudging peasants the bent backs of laboring slaves picking cotton toiling coal miners in the black deeps • Syn: ↑drudging, ↑laboring, ↑labouring …   Useful english dictionary

  • Clumsiness — Clum si*ness, n. The quality of being clumsy. [1913 Webster] The drudging part of life is chiefly owing to clumsiness and ignorance. Collier. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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