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5 definitions found
 for moil
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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           Thou . . . doest thy mind in dirty pleasures moil.
                                                    --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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           Moil not too much under ground.          --Bacon.
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           Now he must moil and drudge for one he loathes.
                                                    --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Moil \Moil\, n.
     A spot; a defilement.
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           The moil of death upon them.             --Mrs.
                                                    Browning.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  moil
      v 1: work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework";
           "Lexicographers drudge all day long" [syn: labor,
           labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge,
           dig, moil]
      2: be agitated; "the sea was churning in the storm" [syn:
         churn, boil, moil, roil]
      3: moisten or soil; "Her tears moiled the letter"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  119 Moby Thesaurus words for "moil":
     agitation, be turbulent, bluster, bobbery, boil, boiling, brouhaha,
     bubble, bustle, churn, clamor, commotion, conturbation, dig,
     dirty work, discomposure, disorder, disquiet, disquietude,
     disturbance, donkeywork, drive, drudge, drudgery, ebullition,
     embroilment, employment, excitement, fag, fatigue, ferment,
     fermentation, fever, feverishness, fidgets, flap, flurry, fluster,
     flutteration, foment, fume, fuss, grind, grub, hammer, hammer away,
     handiwork, handwork, hubbub, hurly-burly, industry, inquietude,
     jitters, jumpiness, labor, lather, lick, lick of work, maelstrom,
     malaise, manual labor, mill, mill around, nerviness, nervosity,
     nervousness, peg, peg away, perturbation, plod, plug, plug along,
     plug away, plugging, pound away, rat race, restlessness, roil,
     rout, row, ruction, scut work, seethe, seething, simmer, slavery,
     slog, slogging, smolder, spadework, stir, strain, strive, stroke,
     stroke of work, sweat, swirl, task, tiresome work, to-do, toil,
     travail, treadmill, trepidation, trepidity, tug, tumult,
     tumultuation, turbidity, turbulence, turmoil, twitter, unease,
     unrest, uproar, upset, wade through, work, work away
  
  

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