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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WORKING OVER

And I saw that Potan was working over a deck telescope-finder.

They had had all they wanted, and we spent an hour working over them.

All morning I have been working over that car, and I can't find that knock.

Is that why you were working over that map of the city last night?

The doctor is working over him, but they all think he is going to die.

Luke here displays his freedom in working over the story of Mark.

She went back to where she had been working over some sewing.

And I saw that Potan was working over a deck telescope finder.

We were working over him, however, when he signed for paper and pencil.

Moreover, the yacht was now working over a strong, foul tide.

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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