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moil

[mȯil]
(mining engineering)
A long steel wedge with a rounded point used for breaking up rocks in a mine.
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Robert later declared, probably with some bitter exaggeration, that his life had combined 'the cheerless gloom of a hermit with the unceasing moil of a galley slave.
The masts fell just before daybreak, and for a moment there was a burst and tur- moil of sparks that seemed to fill with flying fire the night patient and watchful, the vast night lying silent upon the sea.
Why should he toil and moil, and be at so much trouble to pick himself up out of the mud, when, in a little while hence, the strong arm of his Uncle will raise and support him?