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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Laboring \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. [1913 Webster] The sleep of a laboring man is sweet. --Eccl. v. 12. [1913 Webster] 2. Suffering pain or grief. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]