"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Thursday, 24 February 2011


Moil is another old-fashioned word - it means to labour; to work hard; to churn; or be agitated. So I guess if you were turning your butter churn vigorously you could be moiling at moiling the butter!

1 comment:

  1. I have been moiling non-stop since October and desperately need a holiday... but at the moment, there is no way I can plan anything since I am on the job hunt and have no idea where and when I will start somewhere new (where, hopefully, I won't have to moil so much for so little money).