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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Working \Work"ing\, a & n. from Work. [1913 Webster] The word must cousin be to the working. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Working beam. See Beam, n. 10. Working class, the class of people who are engaged in manual labor, or are dependent upon it for support; laborers; operatives; -- chiefly used in the plural. Working day. See under Day, n. Working drawing, a drawing, as of the whole or part of a structure, machine, etc., made to a scale, and intended to be followed by the workmen. Working drawings are either general or detail drawings. Working house, a house where work is performed; a workhouse. Working point (Mach.), that part of a machine at which the effect required; the point where the useful work is done. [1913 Webster]