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Where the eager crowd is moiling, struggling on with weary tread!

You'll have a little something to live on; and that's all I've done with my toiling and moiling.

Like a plough-horse, I have always to be moiling and toiling.

And a whole army now toiling and moiling for him every night, for him the chief and master.

Patriotism, racialism, unionism, had all been lost in a moiling megalopolitanism.

I wonder if I am to go on all my life toiling and moiling for money?

You can't go on at it always, toiling and moiling as you're doing now.

The more they love their husbands, the less they like the idea of their toiling and moiling.

Thou camest of toiling and moiling, planning, digging, and stone-breaking.

Give up your gold-hunting, and toiling and moiling after honor and glory, and copy us.

WORD ORIGIN

"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.

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