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Travail


TRAV'AIL, verb intransitive [Latin trans, over, beyond, and mael, work; Eng. moil.]

1. To labor with pain; to toil.

2. To suffer the pangs of childbirth; to be in labor. Genesis 35:16.

TRAV'AIL, verb transitive To harass; to tire; as troubles sufficient to travail the realm. [Not in use.]

TRAV'AIL, noun Labor with pain; severe toil.

As every thing of price, so doth this require travail

1. Labor in childbirth; as a severe travail; an easy travail