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moit

[ moit ]
/ mɔɪt /
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noun

a foreign particle found in wool, as a burr, twig, or seed.

verb (used with object)

to remove moits from (wool).

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Origin of moit

1860–65; originally 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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