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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of moil.


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  • For them she labored and toiled, and "moiled," as she used to say; and worked herself into oil to get them bread, and a pink ribbon for the baby's shoulder knot, and a navy cap, with "Hero" in gold letters for Jemmy.

    My New Curate

  • And ripened on a dry slop of peanuts, cornflakes and newspaper shavings, moiled between the washer and dryer and shelves of dust-caked soda bottles, the pig that grew tall enough to sniff and lick the doorknob.


  • Though all his life long he had toiled and moiled, he only left his widow and son two hundred florins.

    The Yellow Fairy Book

  • She patted at her hair and found it moiled all about her head.

    Cold Mountain

  • They put some cornmeal mush to boiling in creek water, supposing that its blandness might settle their moiled stomachs.

    Cold Mountain

  • Believe for a truth, that the place wherein the people gathered together, were thus sulphured, hopurymated, moiled, and bepissed, was called

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • We've moiled, we've toiled through mire and through clay

    The Jolly Plowboy (2)

  • The Vogon stared down at him as sluggish thoughts moiled around in the murky depths.

    The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy

  • People moiled around her, several microphones were stuck in her face, and it seemed as if she were being given a hundred simultaneous questions and requests in four or five different languages,

    Rama Revisited

  • English manager -- Pa knew them all by name -- Harrasford, the man for whom a whole nation of "artistes" toiled and moiled nightly.

    The Bill-Toppers


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