One of our loyal readers looks at the word for the day on the above website to keep her mind acute and well oiled. Most of the words are obscure and I would rarely if ever use them. .Maybe my verbose rival in Montauk wows his friends with big words but today’s word was short…. MOIL.
Now no one would use this word unless you were aware of Robert Service, the Bard of the Yukon who uses the word in the Cremation of Sam McGee.
“There are strange things done in the Midnight sun by the men who moil for gold.”
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