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EnglishEdit

VerbEdit

toiling

  1. present participle of toil

NounEdit

toiling (plural toilings)

  1. Hard work.
    • 2001, Bonnie Gulan, The Great Bible Dig: Excavation of the Scriptures, page 367:
      Can we perceive a person's works as the effects of miracles or as the results of blessings or as the effects of their own mortal toilings?

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EtymologyEdit

From toilen +‎ -ing.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtui̯linɡ/, /ˈtɔi̯linɡ/

NounEdit

toiling

  1. (rare) A fight; strife (deadly discord between two parties)
  2. (rare) The manufacture of leather using a person's teeth to draw on it.
  3. (rare, law) The initiation of a lawsuit.

DescendantsEdit

  • English: toiling

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