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TRAVAIL. The act of child-bearing.
     2. A woman is said to be in her travail from the time the pains of child-bearing commence until her delivery. 5 Pick. 63; 6 Greenl. R. 460.
     3. In some states, to render the mother of a bastard child a competent witness in the prosecution of the alleged father, she must have accused him of being the father during the time of her travail. 2 Root, R. 490; 1 Root, R. 107; 2 Mass. R. 443; 5 Mass. R. 518; 8 Greenl. R. 163; 3 N. H. Rep. 135; 6 Greenl. R. 460. But in Connecticut, when the state prosecutes, the mother is competent, although she did not accuse the father during her travail. 1 Day, R. 278.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The dim forehead was crowned with a star; the lineaments below were seen as through the suffusion of vapour; the eyes shone dark and wild; the hair streamed shadowy, like a beamless cloud torn by storm or by electric travail. On the neck lay a pale reflection like moonlight; the same faint lustre touched the train of thin clouds from which rose and bowed this vision of the Evening Star.
``Accept this alms, friend,'' continued the lady, offering a piece of gold, ``in acknowledgment of thy painful travail, and of the shrines thou hast visited.''
Le risque de survenu d'accidents vasculaires cerebraux (AVC) apparait double chez ceux qui ont ete exposes pendant au moins dix ans a un travail prolonge, selon l'etude parue jeudi dans le journal specialise Stroke, revue de l'American Heart Association.
Il s'agit d'une question gravissime qui releve des conditions de travail dans un secteur qui tourne le dos a la legislation de travail et ignore les dispositions minimales des conventions relatives a la sante et a la securite des travailleurs et notamment de la femme salariee dont l'essentiel est inscrit noir sur blanc dans notre code de travail.
Kathalynas: Travail is one of the most kindhearted students I have ever had.
La presente etude a pour but de mettre en lumiere les perceptions qu'ont les educatrices de la petite enfance de leur qualite de vie au travail, sous l'angle de leur stress, de leur bien-etre psychologique et de leur autonomie sur le plan pedagogique au travail.
L'impact de l'organisation du travail et des conditions de travail sur la sante mentale des travailleurs-euses est abondamment documente (2,3).