noun Chiefly Southwestern U.S.
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Origin of motte
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Example sentences from the Web for motte
He therefore asked Mrs. Motte, owner of the place, whether she would allow him to set fire to it, to force the British out.The Story of the Thirteen Colonies|H. A. (Hlne Adeline) Guerber
The Count de la Motte next proceeded to London and there sold several hundreds of diamonds.
In possession of four hundred thousand dollars worth of diamonds, Madame de la Motte's next difficulty was to sell them.
He was a very useful friend to Madame de la Motte until at last he turned king's evidence and explained the whole fraud.
Even Gougeon seemed to be waked up, and fixed his greedy black eyes on Motte.The False Chevalier|William Douw Lighthall