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  • Labored breathing - physical presentation of respiratory distress Labored breathing is distinguished from shortness of breath or dyspnea, which is the sensation of respiratory distress rather than a physical. — “Labored breathing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Labour/Le Travail, an academic journal focusing on the Canadian labour movement. Labour movement, the development of a collective organisation of working people. — “Labour - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • They include the vara, the cordel, the league and the labor. A labor (pronounced /ləˈbɔr/ in West Texas) is a unit of area, used to express the area of land, that is equal to 1 million square varas. A labor is equivalent to about. — “Spanish customary units - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

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  • And just so I now did with Queequeg. "Queequeg," said I, "get into bed now, and lie and listen to me." I then went on, beginning with the rise and progress of the primitive religions, and coming down to the various religions of the present time, during which time I labored to show Queequeg that all these Lents, Ramadans, and prolonged ham-squattings in cold, cheerless rooms were stark nonsense; bad for the health; useless for the soul; opposed, in short, to the obvious laws of Hygiene and common sense. — “Moby-Dick” by Herman Melville
  • While that untrained voice, with its incorrect breathing and labored transitions, was sounding, even the connoisseurs said nothing, but only delighted in it and wished to hear it again. — “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy
  • Some writers have labored to prove that this Prometheus, of the heathen Mythology, was a Scriptural character. — “Metamorphoses” by Ovid
  • While that untrained voice, with its incorrect breathing and labored transitions, was sounding, even the connoisseurs said nothing, but only delighted in it and wished to hear it again. — “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy
  • The girls gave their hearts into their mother's keeping, their souls into their father's, and to both parents, who lived and labored so faithfully for them, they gave a love that grew with their growth and bound them tenderly together by the sweetest tie which blesses life and outlives death. — “Little Women” by Louisa M. Alcott
  • Far from us be the indecorum of assisting, even in imagination, at a maiden lady's toilet! Our story must therefore await Miss Hepzibah at the threshold of her chamber; only presuming, meanwhile, to note some of the heavy sighs that labored from her bosom, with little restraint as to their lugubrious depth and volume of sound, inasmuch as they could be audible to nobody save a disembodied listener like ourself. — “The House of the Seven Gables” by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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