Definition of Mottes
1. motte [n] - See also: motte
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mottes
Literary usage of Mottes
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1906)
"There are some mottes in England and Scotland which have no baileys attached, ... Possibly some of the mottes mentioned by Mr. Westropp as outside the ..."
2. The Archaeological Journal by British Archaeological Association (1917)
"Builders of stone castles had no need for mottes, though they commonly made use ... They did not themselves construct mottes, or at any rate mottes of any ..."
3. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland by Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (1900)
"But this very circumstance points to a late origin for the mottes, ... To sum up: There is no evidence that the Anglo-Saxons built mottes ; there is strong ..."
4. The Early Norman Castles of the British Isles by Ella S. Armitage (1912)
"He has given a list of mottes which are known to have been the site of the ... In certain places where two mottes are to be found, he was able to prove that ..."
5. Journal of the British Archaeological Association by British Archaeological Association (1906)
"In Fiance many " mottes" have been explored, The "finds" in most cases point to a late ... M. Gabriel de Mortillet,:! in a Paper on " Les mottes" in France, ..."
6. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland by Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (1900)
"These are the only cases that I know of in which the excavation of mottes has produced any results worth mentioning. I need not say that the mere finding of ..."
7. Proceedings of the Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society (1904)
"In Norman-French they were called mottes, and we find this word motte, ... It represents William attacking one of these mottes and setting tire to the ..."
8. The English Historical Review by Mandell Creighton, Justin Winsor, Samuel Rawson Gardiner, Reginald Lane Poole, John Goronwy Edwards (1905)
"But I think no one can examine the instances in which ' halls ' are mentioned in Domesday without being convinced that halls and mottes have no connexion ..."