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Travail or Travel, subst. (O. Edd. not making the distinction observed at present, but using the two forms indiscriminately in each of the following significations) 1) labour, toil: “weary with toil, I haste me to my bed, the dear repose for limbs with t. tired,” Sonn. 27, 2. “deserves the t. of a worthier pen,” 79, 6. “is all our t. turned to this effect?” H6A V, 4, 102. “I have had my labour for my t.” Troil. I, 1, 70. “as honour, loss of time, t., expense,” II, 2, 4. “what he learns by this may prove his t., not her danger,” Cymb. III, 5, 103.
2) labour in childbirth: “thirty three years have I but gone in t. of you, my sons,” Err. V, 400. “on this t. look for greater birth,” Ado IV, 1, 215. “God safely quit her of her burthen, and with gentle t.” H8 V, 1, 71. the lady . . . does fall in t. with her fear, Per. III Prol. 52. “make swift the pangs of my queen's --s,” III, 1, 14.
3) much walking, and fatigue caused by it: “as if with grief or t. he had fainted,” Lucr. 1543. “now they are oppressed with t.” Tp. III, 3, 15. “with long t. I am stiff and weary,” Err. I, 2, 15. “would he not be a comfort to our t.?” As I, 3, 133. “a young maid with t. much oppressed,” II, 4, 74.
4) a wandering, rambling: “after a demure t. of regard,” Tw. II, 5, 59.* jealousy what might befall your “t.” III, 3, 8. “in my --s' history,” Oth. I, 3, 139 (Ff traveller's).
5) a journey or voyage: Sonn. 50, 2. Gent. I, 1, 13. I, 3, 16. Err. I, 1, 140. LLL V, 2, 197. As IV, 1, 18. All's II, 3, 213. Tw. I, 2, 23. R2 I, 3, 262 “(take).” II, 3, 12. H4B V, 5, 25. H6A IV, 3, 36. Hml. IV, 7, 72. Ant. I, 2, 161. II, 1, 31. Per. I, 2, 116. I, 3, 14 “(gone to t.).” I, 3, 14 II, 4, 56.
6) the act of travelling: “my youthful t. therein made me happy,” Gent. IV, 1, 34. “a man of t.” LLL V, 1, 114. “those types of t.” H8 I, 3, 31.
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