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Crossword Puzzle Answers for: ?OIST

foist

foist
(n.) A light and fast-sailing ship.
(n.) A foister; a sharper.
(n.) A trick or fraud; a swindle.
(v. t.) To insert surreptitiously, wrongfully, or without warrant; to interpolate; to pass off (something spurious or counterfeit) as genuine, true, or worthy; -- usually followed by in.

hoist

hoist
(n.) That by which anything is hoisted; the apparatus for lifting goods.
(n.) The act of hoisting; a lift.
(n.) The perpendicular height of a flag, as opposed to the fly, or horizontal length when flying from a staff.
(n.) The height of a fore-and-aft sail next the mast or stay.
(p. p.) Hoisted.
(v. t.) To raise; to lift; to elevate; esp., to raise or lift to a desired elevation, by means of tackle, as a sail, a flag, a heavy package or weight.

joist

joist
(n.) A piece of timber laid horizontally, or nearly so, to which the planks of the floor, or the laths or furring strips of a ceiling, are nailed; -- called, according to its position or use, binding joist, bridging joist, ceiling joist, trimming joist, etc. See Illust. of Double-framed floor, under Double, a.
(v. t.) To fit or furnish with joists.

moist

moist
(a.) Moderately wet; damp; humid; not dry; as, a moist atmosphere or air.
(a.) Fresh, or new.
(v. t.) To moisten.