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.

 

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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.

 

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Moil, n.

A spot; a defilement.

The moil of death upon them. Mrs. Browning.

 

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