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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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Spletzer analyze what is often the most difficult labor market impact to quantify--the loss of wages among workers physically displaced from their homes and regular workplaces.
A Massachusetts doctor who wishes to remain anonymous has a tip for meticulous documentation in the event of the inevitable "bad outcome." Two days after a difficult labor and delivery, the doctor got a call from a neonatologist with terrible news about the baby's neurologic status.
"But like most births, it's usually preceded by a long period of difficult labor."
With plenty, of experience in assembling outside of Japan, they chose to operate in the notoriously difficult labor environment of France and immediately won converts to their cars.
Women at high risk are typically primigravidas who experience a prolonged and difficult labor and deliver larger than usual babies and women whose deliveries are characterized by cephalopelvic disproportion.
Unfolding in three time periods demarcated by their respective location in the countryside, on the Mediterranean coast and in the city, the story starts in 1968 in France's Gevaudan region, as young wife Lou (Casta) undergoes a difficult labor during the birth of her first child.
According to legend, before she died a martyr's death for refusing to worship pagan gods, she prayed to God that, "any woman who invoked her aid when faced with a difficult labor would give birth to a healthy child." This story comes from the thirteenth-century text, the Golden Legend (ca.
by the spate of steel trade disputes and difficult labor relations.
On a sunny day in Baltimore (May 29, 1999) in a hotel overlooking the waterfront, Callahan spoke enthusiastically, indeed lovingly, of the editing project that came into his hands unexpectedly and turned out to be "an immensely challenging and difficult labor." Having balanced teaching at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, with frequent trips to New York to examine Ellison's papers over the previous four or five years, Callahan was clearly joyous about the novel's June publication.
While expressing appreciation for the difficult labor of the Women's International News Gathering Servic e, I caution all feminists to engage in critical work that challenges our own representations of women who lack traditional credibility and status qualifications.