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labor

verb apply oneself, attend to business, be diliient, be employed, be industrious, contendere, devote oneself to, do a job, do work, drudge, endeavor, engage in, exercise, exert energy, exert oneself, follow one's vocation, laborare, plod, plug away, ply, ply one's trade, strain, strive, struggle, toil, travail, work, work hard

labor

(Exertion), noun discipline, effort, endeavor, energy, enterprise, industry, mental toil, pains, strain, strife

labor

(Work), noun advocation, assignment, calling, craft, duty, employ, employment, job, line of business, line of work, occupation, profession, pursuit, responsibility, task, toil, trade, undertaking, vocation
Associated concepts: boycotts, closed shop, collective barraining, labor arbitration, labor dispute, labor organization, labor relations, labor union, lockout, open shop, scope of employment, skilled labor, terms and conditions of employment, union labor, union shop, wildcat strike, workken's compensation
See also: activity, effort, employment, endeavor, industry, job, persevere, struggle, work

LABOR. Continued operation; work.
     2. The labor and skill of one man is frequently used in a partnership, and valued as equal to the capital of another.
     3. When business has been done for another, and suit is brought to recover a just reward, there is generally contained in the declaration, a count for work and labor.
     4. Where penitentiaries exist, persons who have committed crimes are condemned to be imprisoned therein at labor.

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The small capitalists are left stranded by the ebb; the big ones will follow the tide across the water, and rebuild their factories where steam power, water power, labor power, and transport are now cheaper than in England, where they used to be cheapest.
The platform, as well as the caves of the house, were surmounted by gaudily painted railings, and the genius of Hiram was exerted in the fabrication of divers urns and mouldings, that were scattered profusely around this part of their labors.
The disease with which the human mind now labors is want of faith.
Thereupon a eulogy of the marvellous fish, with a thousand delicate allusions to the young betrothed of Marguerite of Flanders, then sadly cloistered in at Amboise, and without a suspicion that Labor and Clergy, Nobility and Merchandise had just made the circuit of the world in his behalf.
Everywhere he saw the stewards' accounts, according to which the serfs' manorial labor had been diminished, and heard the touching thanks of deputations of serfs in their full-skirted blue coats.
The poor child had become altogether unbelieving as to the trustworthiness of that Key which had made the ambition and the labor of her husband's life.
Daylight devoted himself to the lightening of Dede's labors, and it was her brother who incited him to utilize the splendid water-power of the ranch that was running to waste.
He laid too great stress on what he called the class struggle, the antagonism between labor and capital, the conflict of interest.
When I wrote the following pages, or rather the bulk of them, I lived alone, in the woods, a mile from any neighbor, in a house which I had built myself, on the shore of Walden Pond, in Concord, Massachusetts, and earned my living by the labor of my hands only.
To Konstantin Levin the country was the background of life, that is of pleasures, endeavors, labor.
And often she found herself dreaming of the arcadian days of her people, when they had not lived in cities nor been vexed with labor unions and employers' associations.
Irving, who acted as my pioneer, and to whom I am greatly indebted for smoothing my path and lightening my labors.