Despite the masses of workers willing to toil in Foxconn factories, the company has a troubled history.
But football is a game in which a moment of magic can undo an hour of toil.
What does man gain by all the toil at which he toils under the sun?
In the years 1914-18, women flooded into the workplace to take on the toil of men conscripted to fight.
These early British settlers soon established tobacco then sugar cane plantations and started importing workers to toil on them.
Was such a life, mounting to such a close, a thing to long for and toil for?
What they have taken in hand to do seems worth toil, danger, and life itself.
Having lived all his life in toil and poverty, he had never had the time to love.
Very many years of toil had taken the elasticity out of step and voice.
Now these were so distressed by the toil of their pursuit, that they thought proper to put off fighting till the next day.
"hard work," c.1300, "turmoil, contention, dispute," from Anglo-French toil (13c.), from toiler "agitate, stir up, entangle," from Old French toeillier "drag about, make dirty" (12c.), usually said to be from Latin tudiculare "crush with a small hammer," from tudicula "mill for crushing olives, instrument for crushing," from root of tundere "to pound" (see obtuse). Sense of "hard work, labor" (1590s) is from the related verb (see toil (v.)).
"net, snare," 1520s, from Middle French toile "hunting net, cloth, web" (cf. toile d'araignée "cobweb"), from Old French teile, from Latin tela "web, woven stuff," related to texere "to weave" (see texture). Now used largely in plural (caught in the toils of the law).
c.1300, toilen, "pull at, tug;" late 14c. as "struggle, work, labor," from Anglo-French tuailler, Old French toellier (see toil (n.1)). Related: Toiled; toiling.