moldwarp

[mohld-wawrp]

Origin of moldwarp

1275–1325; Middle English moldwerp literally, earth-thrower (see mold3, warp); cognate with Old Saxon moldwerp, Middle High German moltwerf
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Historical Examples of moldwarp

  • Thus ended my second day's work at the library of Moldwarp Hall.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede

    George MacDonald

  • His mother and sister, he said, had been invited to Moldwarp Hall.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede

    George MacDonald

  • It also may have once belonged to the armoury of Moldwarp Hall.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede

    George MacDonald

  • One day as we were walking together over the fields, I told him the whole story of the loss of the weapon at Moldwarp Hall.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede

    George MacDonald

  • By the time she drew rein and allowed me to get alongside of her once more, we were in sight: of Moldwarp Hall.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede

    George MacDonald


Word Origin and History for moldwarp
n.

also mouldwarp, early 14c., moldewarp, from Proto-Germanic *moldo-worpo(n)-, literally "earth-thrower," from to Old English molde "earth, soil" (see mole (2) + weorpan "to throw" (see warp (v.)). Common Germanic, cf. Old Saxon moldwerp, Dutch mulworp, Norwegian moldvarp, Danish muldvarp, Old High German multwurf, German Maulwurf (influenced by Maul "mouth").

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