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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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FORTRAVAILED, ppl.adj. Also -travalit. Exhausted, worn out. Arch.Fif. 1827 W. Tennant Papistry 129:
The sutor-folk at length Wi' flings fortravail'd and forfairn.
Lnk. 1922 T. S. Cairncross Scot at Hame 34:
And the wee bit squeaky fiddle was a gey weel-trysted frien' When out-owre he fortravalit was forby.

[For-, 1. + travail. O.Sc. fortrawaillyt, id., 1375. Obs. in Eng. in 16th cent.]

Fortravailed ppl. adj.

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