Definition of Moats
1. Noun. (plural of moat) ¹
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Definition of Moats
1. moat [v] - See also: moat
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Literary usage of Moats
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Characteristics of Existing Glaciers by William Herbert Hobbs (1911)
"By Jensen's party these moats were made use of for camping-places. Peary, however, has shown that the moats upon the west coast are ..."
2. A Japanese Interior by Alice Mabel Bacon (1893)
"The moats of Tokyo are, to my mind, the most beautiful things in the city, with their almost ... The moats are particularly beautiful where we crossed them, ..."
3. Year Books of the Reign of King Edward the Third by Alfred John Horwood, Luke Owen Pike (1896)
"Walls, battlements, and moats. The Scire facias to repeal the charter. Admission of the Burgesses to appear by attorney. Commencement of the hearing on the ..."
4. Yedo and Peking: A Narrative of a Journey to the Capitals of Japan and China by Robert Fortune (1868)
"... Magnificent view of the city from its summit — " Official quarter " — Broad streets—Castles of the feudal princes— The inner circle — moats and massive ..."
5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Since the demolition of the ancient ramparts and unwholesome moats a few years ago there have sprung up a handsome people's park and ..."
6. Early English Prose Romances: With Bibliographical and Historical Introductions by William John Thoms (1858)
"... and yet the moats damm'd up, and the water breaking through the stones even to this day, there did I see a scull and a shank bone of them not yet ..."
7. Selections from the First Nine Books of the Croniche Fiorentine of Giovanni by Giovanni Villani (1897)
"How the city of Florence increased its circuit, first by moats and palisades, ... first with moats and palisades ; and then in the time of Henry the Emperor ..."