toil (n.) Old form(s): toyle, Toyles
net, snare, trap
AC V.ii.346.1[Caesar to Dolabella, of Cleopatra] she would catch another Antony / In her strong toil of grace
E3 III.iv.44[Audley to King Edward, of Prince Edward] Franticly rends and bites the woven toil
Ham III.ii.355[Hamlet to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern] you would drive me into a toil?
JC II.i.206[Decius to all] unicorns may be betrayed with trees ... / Lions with toils
LLL IV.iii.3[Berowne alone, probably of Rosaline's eyes] They have pitched a toil
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