Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 03/13/20 Moil

Moil (verb, noun)
moil [ moil ]


verb (used without object)
1. to work hard; drudge.
2. to whirl or churn ceaselessly; twist; eddy.

verb (used with object)
3. Archaic. to wet or smear.

noun
4. hard work or drudgery.
5. confusion, turmoil, or trouble.
6. Glassmaking. a superfluous piece of glass formed during blowing and removed in the finishing operation.
7. Mining. a short hand tool with a polygonal point, used for breaking or prying out rock.

OTHER WORDS FROM MOIL
moil·er, noun
moil·ing·ly, adverb
un·moiled, adjective

WORDS RELATED TO MOIL
strive, travail, strain, work, drive, grind, plod, sweat, struggle, back, drudge, toil, slave, endeavor, tend, cultivate, tug

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Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English moillen to make or get wet and muddy < Middle French moillier < Vulgar Latin *molliāre, derivative of Latin mollis soft

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