Way, way above the Eagle flew another bird, so tiny that he looked like nothing but a mote, floating in the sunlight.
"There's a mote in't," quo' the man when he swallowed the dishclout.
Two of the most simple preparations of maize are those called choclas and mote.
His father was one whom a mote in his brother's eye repelled.
In the hot weather, however, I prefer to use either the “mote” or “mung” to linseed.
At that time Ruth had been less than a mote 28 in the eye of Uncle Jabez.
The other rocketship was a speck, a mote, invisible because of its size and distance.
This should be done with a firm and steady hand, and will often bring out the mote.
There must be no effort made to remove the mote from our brother's eye if we refuse to remove the beam from our own.
It was, he thought, like sitting on air, as light as a mote of dust drifting in a breeze.
"particle of dust," Old English mot, of unknown origin; perhaps related to Dutch mot "dust from turf, sawdust, grit," Norwegian mutt "speck, mote, splinter, chip." Many references are to Matt. vii:3.
(Gr. karphos, something dry, hence a particle of wood or chaff, etc.). A slight moral defect is likened to a mote (Matt. 7:3-5; Luke 6:41, 42).