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Every day, as Howkawanda worked out the trail, he marked it with stone and tree-blazes.

All would have worked out first rate, if I hadn't made one mistake.

And so, with a snort and a puff, he worked out by another door.

Christian Vellacott had worked out most problems in life for himself.

It is written by a deep grave German, and it is worked out in the deep grave German way.

The plan seemed to have been worked out with infinite detail.

It had all worked out just as it should, proving where a love of showing-off would get you.

When it is worked out, the man is at the end of his resources.

We could have borrowed it, I'm sure; he and I could have worked out the debt together.

Fine fleshy wrinkles and skin details can be worked out with this compo.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English weorc, worc "something done, deed, action, proceeding, business, military fortification," from Proto-Germanic *werkan (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Dutch werk, Old Norse verk, Middle Dutch warc, Old High German werah, German Werk, Gothic gawaurki), from PIE root *werg- "to work" (see urge (v.)).

In Old English, the noun also had the sense of "fornication." Workhouse in the sense of "place where the poor or petty criminals are lodged" first appeared 1650s. Works "industrial place" (usually with qualifying adj.) is attested from 1580s. Work ethic recorded from 1959.

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