But over the years, cloistered in their mountain keep, complete with moat, Bender and Patton became ever more reclusive.
The brain is a castle and this is its moat, as experts have described it.
A moat surrounded the house, of width 60 feet, except in the forest, where it was 115 feet.
At the edge of the moat, the charger struggled vainly, then dropped from sight.
A moat, long since dry, encircles the building, a bridge spanning it at the principal entrance.
Even her hat, by the aid of a fishing-rod, had been recovered from the moat.
We have two mitrailleuses above the terre-plein to sweep at once the moat and the glacis.
He could see the fish swimming about, and the sand and pebbles at the bottom of the moat.
The moat has already been dug to its proper breadth, which is 10 roods.
They had all rushed to the moat, and the uncle had pulled Kenneth out with the boat-hook.
mid-14c., from Old French mote "mound, hillock, embankment; castle built on a hill" (12c.; Modern French motte), from Medieval Latin mota "mound, fortified height," of unknown origin, perhaps from Gaulish mutt, mutta. Sense shifted in Norman French from the castle mound to the ditch dug around it. As a verb, "to surround with a moat," early 15c.