slaving


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slaving

Of a gyro, the use of a torquer to maintain the orientation of the spin axis relative to an external reference such as a pendulum or a magnetic compass.
References in classic literature ?
I have been slaving myself till I can hardly stand, to contrive Mr.
The doctor says it'll be my death if I go on slaving the way I've had to.
You don't mean to say you have been slaving away in that stuffy--Great Scott