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moit

[moit]
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noun
  1. a foreign particle found in wool, as a burr, twig, or seed.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to remove moits from (wool).
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Also mote.

Origin of moit

1860–65; orig. spelling variant (N England) of mote1, with silent -i-, which served only to mark the o long; but by spelling pronunciation -oi- now has its usual value
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