(Trash), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trashed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Trashing.]
1. To free from trash, or worthless matter; hence, to lop; to crop, as to trash the rattoons of sugar cane.
2. To treat as trash, or worthless matter; hence, to spurn, humiliate, or crush. [Obs.]
3. To hold back by a trash or leash, as a dog in pursuing game; hence, to retard, encumber, or restrain; to
clog; to hinder vexatiously. [R.] Beau. & Fl.
(Trash), v. i. To follow with violence and trampling. [R.] The Puritan
(Trash"i*ly) adv. In a trashy manner.
(Trash"i*ness), n. The quality or state of being trashy.
(Trash"y) a. [Compar. Trashier ; superl. Trashiest.] Like trash; containing much trash; waste; rejected; worthless; useless; as,
a trashy novel.
(Trass) n. [D. tras or Gr. trass, probably fr. It. terrazzo terrace. See Terrace.] (Geol.) A
white to gray volcanic tufa, formed of decomposed trachytic cinders; sometimes used as a cement.
Hence, a coarse sort of plaster or mortar, durable in water, and used to line cisterns and other reservoirs
of water. [Formerly written also tarras, tarrace, terras.]
The Dutch trass is made by burning and grinding a soft grayish rock found on the lower Rhine.
(Trau"lism) n. [Gr. a lisping, fr. to lisp, to mispronounce.] A stammering or stuttering. [Obs.]
(Trau*mat"ic) a. [L. traumaticus, Gr. from a wound: cf. F. traumatique.] (Med.) (a) Of or
pertaining to wounds; applied to wounds. Coxe. (b) Adapted to the cure of wounds; vulnerary. Wiseman.
(c) Produced by wounds; as, traumatic tetanus. n. A traumatic medicine.
(Trau"ma*tism) n. (Med.) A wound or injury directly produced by causes external to the
body; also, violence producing a wound or injury; as, rupture of the stomach caused by traumatism.
(Traunce) n. & v. See Trance. [Obs.]
(Traunt) v. i. Same as Trant. [Obs.]
(Traunt"er) n. Same as Tranter. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
(Trav"ail) n. [F. travail; cf. Pr. trabalh, trebalh, toil, torment, torture; probably from LL. trepalium
a place where criminals are tortured, instrument of torture. But the French word may be akin to L. trabs
a beam, or have been influenced by a derivative from trabs Cf. Travel.]
1. Labor with pain; severe toil or exertion.
As everything of price, so this doth require travail.Hooker.
2. Parturition; labor; as, an easy travail.