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Mott

[mot]
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noun
  1. John Raleigh,1865–1955, U.S. religious leader: Nobel Peace Prize 1946.
  2. Lucretia Coffin,1793–1880, U.S. social reformer: advocate of women's rights.
  3. Sir Nev·ill Francis [nev-uh l] /ˈnɛv əl/, 1905–96, British physicist: developer of solid-state circuitry; Nobel Prize 1977.
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motte

or mott

[mot]
noun Chiefly Southwestern U.S.
  1. a grove or clump of trees in prairie land or open country.
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Origin of motte

1830–40, Americanism; < Mexican Spanish mata; Spanish: grove, plantation, perhaps < Late Latin matta mat1
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Examples from the Web for mott

Historical Examples

  • Mott, Stanton, Stone, Anthony—not one retraced her footsteps.

    The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV

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  • She too understood what was meant by the words that Mott had "got his."

    The Pirate of Panama

    William MacLeod Raine

  • Mott, the engineers, 97 and Morgan had a separate table of their own aft.

    The Pirate of Panama

    William MacLeod Raine

  • You will admit there is no harm in going prepared, Mr. Mott?

    The Pirate of Panama

    William MacLeod Raine

  • Mr. Mott is done for, I am afraid, but the rest of our friends are probably all right.

    The Pirate of Panama

    William MacLeod Raine


British Dictionary definitions for mott

motte

noun
  1. history a natural or man-made mound on which a castle was erected
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Word Origin

C14: see moat
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