That is, neither country can afford to anchor its strategy to ideology, long after any mooring in reality has vanished.
Inside Vard harbour walls, then, to a mooring we came, and the smells of the place closed round us and took possession.
He saw that one boat was gone from its mooring before he reached the bank!
The clamps of the mooring cradle were released, and the air-car moved gently into the lock chamber.
A square port in the bows of a ship, for taking in mooring bridles.
Part of the time a small power boat swung to the mooring in the bay where the shining Arrow nosed to wind and tide in other days.
Having secured the Sea Foam at her mooring, Donald hastened home.
With quickened breath he loosed the canoe from its mooring and took up the paddle.
Without his permission not one of them could tie up to a mooring in the harbor.
The mooring rope had parted the reeds, and discovered her nest, and Dick, on going to the bows had seen it.
"place where a vessel can be moored," early 15c., "process of making a ship secure," verbal noun from moor (v.).
"to fasten (a vessel) by a cable," late 15c., probably related to Old English mærels "mooring rope," via unrecorded *mærian "to moor," or possibly borrowed from Middle Low German moren or Middle Dutch maren "to moor," from West Germanic *mairojan. Related: Moored, mooring. French amarrer is from Dutch.
"waste ground," Old English mor "morass, swamp," from Proto-Germanic *mora- (cf. Old Saxon, Middle Dutch, Dutch meer "swamp," Old High German muor "swamp," also "sea," German Moor "moor," Old Norse mörr "moorland," marr "sea"), perhaps related to mere (n.), or from root *mer- "to die," hence "dead land."
The basic sense in place names is 'marsh', a kind of low-lying wetland possibly regarded as less fertile than mersc 'marsh.' The development of the senses 'dry heathland, barren upland' is not fully accounted for but may be due to the idea of infertility. [Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names]
"North African, Berber," late 14c., from Old French More, from Medieval Latin Morus, from Latin Maurus "inhabitant of Mauritania" (northwest Africa, a region now corresponding to northern Algeria and Morocco), from Greek Mauros, perhaps a native name, or else cognate with mauros "black" (but this adjective only appears in late Greek and may as well be from the people's name as the reverse). Being a dark people in relation to Europeans, their name in the Middle Ages was a synonym for "Negro;" later (16c.-17c.) used indiscriminately of Muslims (Persians, Arabs, etc.) but especially those in India.