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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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I am a abject slave, and a toiling, moiling, constant-working, always-being- found-fault-with, never-giving-satisfactions, nor-having-no- time-to-clean-oneself, potter's wessel--an't I, miss
A voice said to him -- Why do you stay here and live this mean moiling life, when a glorious existence is possible for you?
Can't you picture her, this wild woods creature, quick with every old primitive instinct, yearning for the free open, and mowed up in a vile little hash-joint and toiling and moiling for four mortal years?