overlaboured

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overlaboured

  1. simple past tense and past participle of overlabour

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overlaboured (comparative more overlaboured, superlative most overlaboured)

  1. Overworked, exhausted.
    • 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, III.107:
      Oh, Hesperus! thou bringest all good things— / Home to the weary, to the hungry cheer, / To the young bird the parent's brooding wings, / The welcome stall to the o’erlaboured steer [...].
  2. Laboured, over-elaborate.