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toiling


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Toil  \Toil\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Toiled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Toiling}.]  [OE.  toilen  to  pull  about  to  toil;  of  uncertain 
  origin;  cf  OD  teulen,  tuylen  to  labor,  till,  or  OF 
  tooillier  toailler  to  wash,  rub  (cf.  {Towel});  or  perhaps 
  ultimately  from  the  same  root  as  E.  tug.] 
  To  exert  strength  with  pain  and  fatigue  of  body  or  mind, 
  especially  of  the  body,  with  efforts  of  some  continuance  or 
  duration;  to  labor;  to  work 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  toiling 
  adj  :  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}, 
  {labouring}] 




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