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drudgery
used in Gulliver's Travels

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Definition
hard, unpleasant, and boring work
  • That my health was much impaired, by the continual drudgery of entertaining the rabble every hour of the day; and that, if my master had not thought my life in danger, her majesty would not have got so cheap a bargain.
    Part 2 — A Voyage to Brobdingnag (29% in)
  • ...animals we had; that they excelled in strength and swiftness; and when they belonged to persons of quality, were employed in travelling, racing, or drawing chariots; they were treated with much kindness and care, till they fell into diseases, or became foundered in the feet; but then they were sold, and used to all kind of drudgery till they died; after which their skins were stripped, and sold for what they were worth, and their bodies left to be devoured by dogs and birds of prey.
    Part 4 — A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (25% in)

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