mote vs moat

mote moat


  • 1) A tiny computer for remote sensing. Also known as smartdust.
  • 2) A small particle; a speck.
  • 3) A very small particle; a speck.
  • 4) A small particle, as of floating dust; anything proverbially small; a speck.
  • 5) A place of meeting for discussion.
  • 6) The flourish sounded on a horn by a huntsman. See mot, n., 3, and mort.
  • 7) A body of persons who meet for discussion, esp. about the management of affairs.
  • 8) A meeting of persons for discussion.
  • 9) [Obs.] the bell rung to summon to a mote.
  • 10) In cotton-spinning, a piece of broken cotton-seed, cotton-leaf, etc.
  • 11) The stalk of a plant.
  • 12) An imperfection in wool.
  • 13) Boiled grains of maize, a dish much eaten in Peru and Bolivia.
  • 14) Motion.
  • 15) A match or squib with which, before the introduction of the safety-fuse, it was customary to ignite the charge in blasting.
  • 16) An obsolete form of moat.
  • 17) A small particle, as of dust visible in a ray of sunlight; anything very small.
  • 18) A stain; a blemish.
  • 19) Must.
  • 20) archaic May or might.
  • 21) obsolete See 1st mot.
  • 22) Must.Seemust.
  • 23) May; might.


  • 1) An aspect of a business which makes it more "defensible" from competitors, either because of the nature of its products, services, franchise or other reason.
  • 2) A deep, wide defensive ditch, normally filled with water, surrounding a fortified habitation.
  • 3) A deep wide ditch, usually filled with water, typically surrounding a fortified medieval town, fortress, or castle as a protection against assault.
  • 4) A ditch similar to one surrounding a fortification.
  • 5) (Fort.) A deep trench around the rampart of a castle or other fortified place, sometimes filled with water; a ditch.
  • 6) ditch dug as a fortification and usually filled with water
  • 7) An obsolete spelling of mote.
  • 8) In fortification, a ditch or deep trench dug round the rampart of a castle or other fortified place, and often filled with water.
  • 9) A mound; a hill.
  • 10) A building; dwelling; abode.
  • 11) To surround with or as if with a moat.
  • 12) To surround with a moat.


  • 1) Coming back, he knew she was aware of passing his bed, but she was unseeing, eyes as if sweeping the floor in front of every mote of dust.
  • 2) Every day the great cleaning was done, the ward left without mote or blemish.
  • 3) And still the waters came at the Jaff's call, each mote adding bulk to the body.
  • 4) On the final "so mote it be," she tied the ribbon firmly across the doll's chest and knotted it.
  • 5) We are still trying to use our moral rectitude, but that mote is pretty obvious at present, and the values are, to be honest, quite empty.
  • 6) And The Egoist is a satire; so much must be allowed; but it is a satire of a singular quality, which tells you nothing of that obvious mote, which is engaged from first to last with that invisible beam.
  • 7) A mote, that is itself invisible, shall darken the august faculty of sight in a human eye -- the heavens shall be hidden by a wretched atom that dares not show itself -- and the station of a syllable shall cloud the judgment of a council.
  • 8) God's gifts, and often make them occasions of sin; but this outcry of the beam against the mote, which is so grievously prevalent in the religious world, is very unseemly.
  • 9) I am sending every "mote" I can envision that you and yours will not suffer from the ides of March, otherwise known as that mess the Republicans got us into.
  • 10) Finally the _Lassie_, which had somehow been induced to "mote," was descried coming across the bay from the direction of the old fisherman's cabin.
  • 11) Tyndale could hardly have known Wyclif's version, which was never printed and was rare in manuscript, but his use of certain words, such as "mote,"
  • 12) In the New Testament the word occurs only in Matt. 7: 3, 4, 5, and Luke 6: 41, 42, where it means (Gr. dokos) a large piece of wood used for building purposes, as contrasted with "mote" (Gr. karphos), a small piece or mere splinter.
  • 13) Hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine eye, and then thou shalt see clear to cast out the mote which is in the eye of thy brother.
  • 14) September 5th, 2009 Hey Maa Mata Ji girl, Disha Wakhani is now very much aggravated by the word "mote".
  • 15) ‘A beam of light had broken through the canopy and caught the motes of dust and tiny midges floating around in the golden light.’
  • 16) ‘But a Leonid meteor is tiny, a supersonic mote of dust.’
  • 17) ‘Tiny water droplets are borne on the air like dust motes, sparkling in the glare from the banks of fluorescent lights in the canopy above the petrol pumps.’
  • 18) ‘Many scenes are heavily marred by dust motes, particularly those which take place at night or in shadow.’
  • 19) ‘Over the past century, physicists have pushed back the frontier of the small - from dust motes to atoms to protons and neutrons to quarks.’
  • 20) ‘This little speck of a girl - no more than a mote of dust in the cosmic sense of things - was questioning her operation and her wisdom, her very essence of being.’
  • 21) ‘Flatten yourself against the window, and let the world tilt forward until you're gazing down through the fine transparent barrier, scattered with reassuring dust motes and the glimmer of reflection.’
  • 22) ‘Sometimes the light outside penetrates the shadows in shafts, and dust motes float in the silence, flying like fairies… or miracles.’
  • 23) ‘‘Sorry,’ I said, trying to find my wallet in my coat pockets, retrieving dust motes and chocolate instead.’
  • 24) ‘There's a constant stream of planktonic motes going past.’
  • 25) ‘I could see dust motes in a shaft of light that cut across my cubicle.’
  • 26) ‘Later I was in the living room watching dust motes circulating through a shaft of sunlight when the phone rang.’


  • 1) We saw a number of men in turbans outside the castle by the moat.
  • 2) It took three months to fill the moat.
  • 3) An earlier shot showed the man cowering in a corner of the dry moat surrounding the enclosure while the tiger loomed over him.
  • 4) When the firing stopped, they dropped into the dry moat and surrendered.
  • 5) At the back of the castle, there is a dry moat.
  • 6) It is surrounded by a deep and impressive moat, through parts of which a river now flows.
  • 7) While she lay dying she asked her husband to use her own body to help fill up the moat, which was done.
  • 8) The duckling had crossed a moat that surrounds an island where gorillas live at Bristol Zoo.
  • 9) ‘Its present appearance, a picturesque ruin surrounded by a wide moat full of water lilies, masks its serious military purpose.’
  • 10) ‘Besides a moat filled with rain water by way of the castle aqueducts, there were two walls, the lower outer and the higher inner.’
  • 11) ‘It had a drawbridge that was not over a moat filled with water, but a chasm that seemed to go to the center of the Earth.’
  • 12) ‘Think of a castle with a deep moat and a dozen cannon on the turrets.’
  • 13) ‘This would connect the castle to a roadway usually across a moat or ditch.’
  • 14) ‘Their models are forts and castles, moats and drawbridges.’
  • 15) ‘Around the building was a deep moat with crystal sparkling water.’
  • 16) ‘The moat was drained of water with only moss growing at the bottom and the outside walls crawling with thorny vines.’
  • 17) ‘For media owners around the globe, China must seem like a golden castle, surrounded by a deep moat full of crocodiles.’
  • 18) ‘They crushed each other as they swarmed across the moats and ditches between them and the packages.’
  • 19) ‘He cried in a voice that reverberated off the castle walls and sent the water in the moat into a series of ripples.’
  • 20) ‘She crept up to the base and was not surprised to find the place surrounded by a wide and probably deep moat.’
  • 21) ‘The large pond not only provided fresh fish for the city markets but also helped keep the moat around the walls filled with water.’
  • 22) ‘The products or services that have wide, sustainable moats around them are the ones that deliver rewards to investors.’
  • 23) ‘The moats have since filled in, but the interferometric radar is so subtle that it detects the change in the height of the former banks.’
  • 24) ‘It refers to the competitive advantage that a company has over other firms in its industry; the wider the moat, the more attractive the company.’
  • 25) ‘There the flowers are surrounded by thick tissue and, in some cases, even a protective moat filled with rainwater or the plants' own secretions.’
  • 26) ‘I thought of water, like a moat, but that was not possible.’
  • 27) ‘Archers were posted on the walls of the castle, easily able to pick off any enemies that wanted to try their luck at crossing the wide moat.’
  • 28) ‘A moat of icy water separates them from civilisation.’
  • 29) ‘Thornham Hall was a perfect Tudor red brick moated hall with a classic straight and gated drive through the Park.’
  • 30) ‘It took many years to restore this fine, moated 17th century château and its cellars.’
  • 31) ‘He wondered if that moat would have the same effect on him as spring water or rain water would.’
  • 32) ‘They were more ambivalent about Montesquieu - a magistrate in the parlement of Bordeaux, a feudal lord living in a moated castle, and an apologist for noble power.’
  • 33) ‘In August 1552 the young Tsar led a Russian army, perhaps 150,000 strong, to besiege Kazan, a walled and moated town set on a hill.’
  • 34) ‘Eltham Palace was originally a moated medieval royal palace that degenerated into a ruin over the years.’
  • 35) ‘The oldest surviving parts of Smithills Hall were built in the 14th century on a moated site, owned by the Radclyffe family.’
  • 36) ‘The scheme includes restoration of hedges around a moated field south of the village which is thought to be the site of the home of the Skipwith family in the late 14th century.’
  • 37) ‘A moated palace was built at Eltham which became a favourite home of Plantagenet monarchs during the 14th and 15th centuries.’
  • 38) ‘An opportunity to try out grand family living in a moated farmhouse’
  • 39) ‘He's probably spent his life languishing in this moated monstrosity.’
  • 40) ‘They are set in the middle of a moated mound which encloses a large area - once kitchen gardens.’
  • 41) ‘Also includes the site of the moated palace of King Edwin and Queen Ethelburga.’

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