verb (used without object)
to work hard; drudge.
to whirl or churn ceaselessly; twist; eddy.
verb (used with object)
Archaic. to wet or smear.
hard work or drudgery.
confusion, turmoil, or trouble.
Glassmaking. a superfluous piece of glass formed during blowing and removed in the finishing operation.
Mining. a short hand tool with a polygonal point, used for breaking or prying out rock.
to moisten or soil or become moist, soiled, etc
(intransitive) to toil or drudge (esp in the phrase toil and moil)
“to labour in the mire” [Johnson], c.1400, from Old French moillier “to wet, moisten” (12c., Modern French mouiller), from Vulgar Latin *molliare, from Latin mollis “soft,” from PIE *mel- “soft” (see mild). Related: Moiled; moiling.
“toil, labor,” 1612, from moil (v.).
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