I watched one man loading a groaning cart with gilt edged paper goblets and plates, clearly preparing for a fête.
The nationalist gangs are sensing a greener-than-usual green light; the blogosphere is groaning with ethnic paranoia.
And before he went over to talk to them, he came over to my office, and he was moaning and groaning.
Old English granung, verbal noun from groan (v.). From 16c.-19c., and in dialect, also "a woman's lying in."
late 14c., from groan (v); earlier grane (early 14c.).