/ (ˈmʊərɪŋz, ˈmɔː-) /
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nautical the ropes, anchors, etc, used in mooring a vessel
(sometimes singular) something that provides security or stability
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Words nearby moorings
moorhen, mooring, mooring buoy, mooring mast, mooring rack, moorings, mooring screw, Moorish, Moorish idol, moorland, moorwort
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How to use moorings in a sentence
If, however, our religion implicates itself in a political cause, it links its credibility to the most transient of moorings.The Illusory Promise of Apolitical Theology|David Sessions|June 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
No surprise, then, that having slipped the moorings of a common reality it slipped the moorings of a common decency as well.How British Tabloids Lost Their Way|Howard Jacobson|July 22, 2011|DAILY BEAST
The wind whistled terribly through the rigging of the great ships, and the moorings and fenders creaked and grated.Skipper Worse|Alexander Lange Kielland
In this manner he made a kind of triangular, triple anchorage, much stronger than the moorings with two anchors.Toilers of the Sea|Victor Hugo
As soon as she had picked up moorings Nat landed at the dockyard, and, proceeding to the admiral's, reported himself there.A Roving Commission|G. A. Henty
If drink must be your moorings, don't pick 'em up too rash. 'The Adventures of Harry Revel|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The galleys soon began to be forced away from their moorings.Xerxes|Jacob Abbott