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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  To  beat  soundly;  to  cudgel. 
 
  Ajax  belabors  there  a  harmless  ox  --Dryden. 




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