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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
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Dictionary Results for toilsome:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
toilsome
    adj 1: characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion;
           especially physical effort; "worked their arduous way up
           the mining valley"; "a grueling campaign"; "hard labor";
           "heavy work"; "heavy going"; "spent many laborious hours
           on the project"; "set a punishing pace" [syn: arduous,
           backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy,
           laborious, operose, punishing, toilsome]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Toilsome \Toil"some\ (toil"s[u^]m), a.
   Attended with toil, or fatigue and pain; laborious;
   wearisome; as, toilsome work.
   [1913 Webster]

         What can be toilsome in these pleasant walks? --Milton.
   [1913 Webster] -- Toil"some*ly, adv. -- Toil"some*ness,
   n.
   [1913 Webster]

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