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moat

[mōt]
(geology)
A ringlike depression around the base of a seamount.
A valleylike depression around the inner side of a volcanic cone, between the rim and the lava dome.
(hydrology)
A glacial channel in the form of a deep, wide trench.

Moat

A broad, deep trench, filled with water, surrounding the ramparts of a town or fortress.

moat

A broad, deep trench surrounding the ramparts of a town or fortress; usually filled with water.
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On Thursday night a woman was convinced she saw Moat stride past her on a street in Rothbury.
4am - The Independent Police Complaints Commission send investigators to the scene where Moat died.
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When questioned by John Bedds, counsel representing the Chief Constable, she agreed that Moat had not appeared to be "anything other than a model and respectful prisoner".
The hearing at Newcastle Crown Court heard evidence from a witness who knew Moat at HMP Durham.
He described seeing Moat wound himself then shoot himself dead with a shotgun.
The armed officer, identified only as Echo 15, aimed his G36 Carbine rifle at Moat, 37, as he stood by River Coquet in Rothbury, Northumbria, shortly after 7.
After the Birtley shootings, Moat rang his friend, Anthony Wright, and said: "I have got a gun.
Two officers from West Yorkshire Police fired Taser stun guns at Moat, who shot two people before his own death last July.
Mr Blake said he was "stunned" when he heard that Moat had shot three people and was on the run in news reports.
She also said Moat would slap her "every other day" and once punched her in the back and she denied claims by Moat's uncle, Charlie Alexander, that she had goaded him into a murderous rage.
A man who murdered his ex-partner's new boyfriend, blinded a policeman and was put in prison for beating up a child, Raoul Moat is not a hero.