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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The rate of cesareans performed for arrested labor was 18% in cases with FPO, compared with 16% in controls, also not a significant difference.
-- Two unnecessary cesarean sections would be performed for every woman spared a long and unproductive labor if maternal age, height, and estimated neonatal birth-weight were used to predict which patients would have an arrested labor.
Those with arrested labor were, on average, significantly shorter (160 cm vs.