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toil

Archaic a trap for wild beasts
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The tears gushed into the eyes of Laurence, and he acknowledged that Eliot had not toiled in vain.
From his dark castle the King looked out on the happy flowers, who nodded gayly to him, and in sweet colors strove to tell him of the good little Spirit, who toiled so faithfully below, that they might live.
Then out into the gardens went Violet with a heavy heart; for she had toiled so long, her strength was nearly gone.
And while the Elves wept, he told them how patiently she had toiled, how her fadeless love had made the dark cell bright and beautiful.
These and many other things he told them; for little Violet had won the love of many of the Frost-Spirits, and even when they killed the flowers she had toiled so hard to bring to life and beauty, she spoke gentle words to them, and sought to teach them how beautiful is love.
In advance of the dogs, on wide snowshoes, toiled a man.
But at front and rear, unawed and indomitable, toiled the two men who were not yet dead.
An example: 'Long years this Shahnameh I toiled to complete, That the King might award me some recompense meet, But naught save a heart wrung with grief and despair, Did I get from those promises empty as air
Hilfenhaus toiled for 2/99 in the first-Test in Brisbane looking undercooked and under pace making Starc's left-arm variety an attractive prospect on an Adelaide strip that can test a seamer's character.
Ar y rhaglen heno, mi fydd Ifor yn gweld sut mae toiledau'n gweddnewid Bangladesh, a sut mae gwyddonwyr yn yr Iseldiroedd am weld y toiled meicrodon yn disodli'r toiled fflysh
They've toiled at home to some of the lesser lights but on the road have been more reliable.
Summary: England's Ashes hopefuls, Tim Bresnan, Chris Tremlett and Ajmal Shahzad, toiled on day two of the warm-up game versus Victoria.