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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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According to historical data and data from countries where labors can go on for very extended periods of time without intervention, there is an increase in adverse fetal events with protracted labor.
Drummond experienced a long and protracted labor strike last year, of almost two months, during which time all of its operations in Colombia were under Force Majeure.
The swiftness of the DGA agreement, which covers economic and creative-rights terms, contrasts sharply with the near work stoppages by both the Writers Guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild during their protracted labor negotiations this spring.
She said the protracted labor negotiations with producers this year did much to help the profile of the WGA and its members.
These allegations arose in connection with a protracted labor dispute in 2007 and its termination, contract negotiations, and related matters.
When NBA commissioner David Stern recently declared a drop-dead date in the league's protracted labor dispute, it triggered flashbacks to the 1994 yuletide season for the likes of Phoenix forward Bob Corkum and Kings defenseman Rob Blake.
The plant closing is in response to protracted labor negotiations with the U.