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.

The sleep of a laboring man is sweet. eccl. v. 12.

2.

Suffering pain or grief.

Pope.

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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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