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moil


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Moil  \Moil\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Moiled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Moiling}.]  [OE.  moillen  to  wet,  OF  moillier,  muillier,  F. 
  mouller,  fr  (assumed)  LL  molliare  fr  L.  mollis  soft.  See 
  {Mollify}.] 
  To  daub;  to  make  dirty;  to  soil;  to  defile. 
 
  Thou  .  .  .  doest  thy  mind  in  dirty  pleasures  moil. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Moil  \Moil\,  v.  i.  [From  {Moil}  to  daub;  prob.  from  the  idea  of 
  struggling  through  the  wet.] 
  To  soil  one's  self  with  severe  labor;  to  work  with  painful 
  effort;  to  labor;  to  toil;  to  drudge. 
 
  Moil  not  too  much  under  ground.  --Bacon. 
 
  Now  he  must  moil  and  drudge  for  one  he  loathes. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Moil  \Moil\,  n. 
  A  spot;  a  defilement. 
 
  The  moil  of  death  upon  them  --Mrs. 
  Browning. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  moil 
  v  1:  work  hard;  "She  was  digging  away  at  her  math  homework"  [syn: 
  {labor},  {labour},  {toil},  {fag},  {travail},  {grind},  {drudge}, 
  {dig}] 
  2:  be  agitated;  of  liquids  [syn:  {churn},  {boil},  {roil}] 
  3:  moisten  or  soil:  "Her  tears  moiled  the  letter" 




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