Labor

La"bor

, v. t. [F. labourer, L. laborare.] 1. To work at; to work; to till; to cultivate by toil.
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The most excellent lands are lying fallow, or only labored by children.
W. Tooke.
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2. To form or fabricate with toil, exertion, or care. "To labor arms for Troy." Dryden.
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3. To prosecute, or perfect, with effort; to urge strenuously; as, to labor a point or argument.
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4. To belabor; to beat. [Obs.] Dryden.
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