Travailing
Travail Trav"ail, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Travailed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Travailing}.] [F. travailler, OF. traveillier, travaillier, to labor, toil, torment; cf. Pr. trebalhar to torment, agitate. See {Travail}, n.] 1. To labor with pain; to toil. [Archaic] ``Slothful persons which will not travail for their livings.'' --Latimer. [1913 Webster]

2. To suffer the pangs of childbirth; to be in labor. [1913 Webster]


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