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labour

See labor.

la·bor

, stages of labor (lā'bŏr, stājĕz)
The process of expulsion of the fetus and the placenta from the uterus. The stages of labor are: first stage, beginning with the onset of uterine contractions through the period of dilation of the os uteri; second stage, the period of expulsive effort, beginning with complete dilation of the cervix and ending with expulsion of the infant; third stage, or placental stage, the period beginning at the expulsion of the infant and ending with the completed expulsion of the placenta and membranes.
Synonym(s): labour.
[L. toil, suffering]

labour

The three stage process of delivering a baby and the PLACENTA by contractions of the muscles of the womb (uterus), of the DIAPHRAGM and of the wall of the abdomen. The first stage lasts from the onset of pains to full widening (dilatation) of the CERVIX, the second to the delivery of the baby and the third to the delivery of the placenta.

labour

the process or effort by which a baby and the placenta are expelled from the UTERUS.

labour

see labor.
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Labour caught us napping and struck at our weakest place, the stomach.
What worried him was the wire-cutting; he could not but believe that it was an important part of the deep-laid labour conspiracy.
Organized labour, we knew, had its private supplies; nevertheless, the whole working class joined the bread-lines.
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The tyranny of organized labour is getting beyond human endurance.
It is true, by this method I could make but one board out of a whole tree; but this I had no remedy for but patience, any more than I had for the prodigious deal of time and labour which it took me up to make a plank or board: but my time or labour was little worth, and so it was as well employed one way as another.
And now it was that I began to keep a journal of every day's employment; for, indeed, at first I was in too much hurry, and not only hurry as to labour, but in too much discomposure of mind; and my journal would have been full of many dull things; for example, I must have said thus: "30TH.
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