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drudging


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  toil  and  fatigue. 
 
  He  gradually  rose  in  the  estimation  of  the  booksellers 
  for  whom  he  drudged.  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  drudging 
  adj  :  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}] 




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