One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘childcare for working mothers’
employed, in work, in a job, waged, in gainful employment
unemployed, out of work
2‘the mill still has a working waterwheel’
functioning, operating, going, running, active
in working order, operational, functional, able to function, usable, serviceable
informal up and running
3‘a working knowledge of contract law’
sufficient, adequate, good enough, viable
1‘the working of a carburettor’
functioning, operation, running, action, performance
2workings‘the workings of a pocket watch’
mechanism, machinery, moving parts, working parts, movement, action, works
informal innards, insides
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