travail, travel (n.) Old form(s): trauaile, trauaill , trauell
labour, effort, exertion [often overlapping with sense 2]
1H6 V.iv.102[Richard to all] Is all our travail turned to this effect?
E3 IV.ii.44[Percy to King Edward] by the fruitful service of your peers / And painful travail of the Queen herself, / That, big with child, was every day in arms [QQ trauell] [also: sense 2]
Sonn.27.2[] The dear repose for limbs with travail tired [also: sense 2]
Sonn.79.6[] thy lovely argument / Deserves the travail of a worthier pen
TC I.i.71[Pandarus to Troilus] I have had my labour for my travail [i.e. taken trouble for nothing]
TC II.ii.4[Priam to all, reporting Nestor on the damage caused by the war] honour, loss of time, travail, expense [also: sense 4]
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