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.
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The sleep of a laboring man is sweet.
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2. Suffering pain or grief. Pope.
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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.
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