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Moil  v. t.  (past & past part. moiled; pres. part. moiling)  To daub; to make dirty; to soil; to defile. "Thou... doest thy mind in dirty pleasures moil."

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"Moil" Quotes from Famous Books

... chill blaws loud wi' angry sugh;{6} The short'ning winter-day is near a close; The miry beasts retreating frae the pleugh; The black'ning trains o' craws to their repose; The toil-worn Cotter frae his labor goes,— This night his weekly moil is at an end,— Collects his spades, his mattocks, and his hoes, Hoping the morn in ease and rest to spend, And weary, o'er the moor, ...
— Six Centuries of English Poetry - Tennyson to Chaucer • James Baldwin

... he vanished from Lingborough the gossips of the country side said, This comes of making pets of tramps' brats, when honest folk's sons may toil and moil without notice. But when it was proved that the tramp-boy had stolen nothing, when all search for him was vain, and when prosperity faded from the place season by season and year by year, there were old folk who whispered that the gaudily-clothed child Miss ...
— Tales from Many Sources - Vol. V • Various

... little now and then of the hard times I went through. My poor father and mother came out of the country, thinking to better themselves; instead of that, they found nothing but cold and hunger, and toil and moil. They were both dead by when I was between thirteen and fourteen. They died in the same winter—a cruel winter. I used to go about begging bits of firewood from the neighbours. There was a man in our house ...
— The Nether World • George Gissing

... was like in the old days. It was Lars here and Lars there, and I never heard but the work got done all right. And after me it was Albert, that was here for eighteen months. But then you, Nils, came along, and now it's toil and moil and ploughing and carting manure day and night, till a man's worn to a thread ...
— Wanderers • Knut Hamsun

... as to the former of these, wicked men that incessantly moil, and cark, and drudge for the acquiring of it, and never enjoy any of the comforts of this life, through the vehement pursuit of riches, are generally frustrated and disappointed in their aims: whereas, on the contrary, those who have God's blessing thrive insensibly, become very prosperous, and ...
— Notes and Queries, Number 218, December 31, 1853 • Various

... can but pitty you, that you must thus toil, moil, and run up and down, and the Jeweller and you have just now mist one another; he is doubtless chatting with the Bride, and shewing of her some costly Jewels, which perhaps dislike her ne'r a whit the worse; and what she has then a mind to, you'l find work enough to ...
— The Ten Pleasures of Marriage and The Confession of the New-married Couple (1682) • A. Marsh

Words linked to "Moil" :   work, roil, move, boil, churn, roll, fag, labor, smear, drudge, seethe, grind, travail, toil

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