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Meaning of OPEROSE

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Op"er*ose`\ a. [L. operosus, fr. opera pains, labor,
opus, operis, work, labor.]
Wrought with labor; requiring labor; hence, tedious;
wearisome. ``Operose proceeding.'' --Burke. ``A very operose
calculation.'' --De Quincey. -- {Op"er*ose`ly}, adv. --
{Op"er*ose`ness}, n.

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