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  1. keannu's Avatar
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    labored along

    What does "labor along" mean? "have a hard time moving forward"?
    The dictionary definition is "to
    roll or pitch heavily", but I'd like to know more exactly.

    is90
    ex)...The first steam locomotive, introduced in 1825, could have a top speed of only thirteen mph, and the great sailing ships of the time labored along at less than half that speed...

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    Re: labored along

    Definition 2, here.

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