pain encountered during the uterine contractions of childbirth.
difficulties, problems, or setbacks encountered during the initial phase of a business or project.
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The Meaning Of Labor DayLabor Day is a celebration of laborers, introduced at a time when labor meant something far more grueling than it generally does today.
- labor force,
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Origin of labor pains
First recorded in 1745–55
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Examples from the Web for labor pains
After all their labor-pains, their ministerial mountain had brought forth only a mouse—and a still-born one at that.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
Rhythmical uterine contractions that, under normal conditions, increase in intensity, frequency, and duration, and culminate in vaginal delivery of the infant.
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