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noun (Austral, slang, obsolete)
a hoodoo; hex
put the moz on, to jinx
Word Origin
short for mozzle, from Hebrew mazzal luck
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  • His charger was a goodly sized wasp, whose name was Formosa, commonly shortened into the nickname of "moz."

    Old Farm Fairies: Henry Christopher McCook
  • The sting of my moz is mortal; but for several days, perhaps weeks, Cteniza will be just as you see her.

    Old Farm Fairies: Henry Christopher McCook
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