(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. pl. snare, net, trap, mesh, web; grip, clutches. See deception.

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  • toils — [ tɔıls ] noun plural LITERARY a difficult or unpleasant situation that you cannot get away from …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • toils — a net or snare. Etymology: pl. of toil f. OF toile cloth f. L tela web * * * ▶ plural noun (poetic/literary) TRAP, net, snare. * * * plural of toil present third singular of toil * * * toils UK [tɔɪls] US …   Useful english dictionary

  • toils — tɔɪl n. hard work, exhausting effort v. work, labor …   English contemporary dictionary

  • toils — plural noun literary a situation regarded as a trap. Origin C16 (denoting a net into which a hunted quarry is driven): plural of toil, from OFr. toile (see toile) …   English new terms dictionary

  • toils — UK [tɔɪls] / US noun [plural] literary a difficult or unpleasant situation that you cannot get away from …   English dictionary

  • πονηρότατ' — πονηρότατα , πονηρός oppressed by toils adverbial superl πονηρότατα , πονηρός oppressed by toils neut nom/voc/acc superl pl πονηρότατε , πονηρός oppressed by toils masc voc superl sg πονηρόταται , πονηρός oppressed by toils fem nom/voc superl pl …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

  • John Bedford Leno — (1826 94) was a Chartist, Radical, Poet and printer who acted as a bridge between Chartism and early Labour movements, as well as between the working and ruling classes. He campaigned to give the vote to all common men and women, driven by a… …   Wikipedia

  • toil — toil1 toiler, n. /toyl/, n. 1. hard and continuous work; exhausting labor or effort. 2. a laborious task. 3. Archaic. battle; strife; struggle. v.i. 4. to engage in hard and continuous work; labor arduously: to toil in the fields. 5. to move or… …   Universalium

  • toil — I [[t]tɔɪl[/t]] n. 1) exhausting labor or effort 2) a laborious task 3) archaic battle; strife 4) to labor arduously 5) to move or travel with great effort or weariness 6) to accomplish by unremitting labor • Etymology: 1250–1300; ME < AF toil …   From formal English to slang

  • μοχθήματ' — μοχθήματα , μόχθημα toils neut nom/voc/acc pl μοχθήματι , μόχθημα toils neut dat sg μοχθήματε , μόχθημα toils neut nom/voc/acc dual …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

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