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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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Four fascinating classics can be seen in the parklands surrounding the moated castle during the Classic Days: The history of the SL sports cars is represented by a 280 SL (W 113) and a 300 SL (R 107).
Current owner Michael Featherstone-Dilke said: "Maxstoke Castle is a fine example of a 14th century moated castle and is surrounded by four to five acres of gardens.
Michael Fetherston-Dilke, who still lives at the castle, said: "Maxstoke is a fine example of a 14th century moated castle, is still lived in as a family home to this day.
One is decorated in murals with a musical flavour - instruments and scrolls - and the other is medieval with painted standards, hillsides, dragons and a fitted wardrobe disguised as a moated castle.
The 14th century moated castle near Coleshill is still lived in as a family home and only opens to the public once a year for charity.
The 14th Century moated castle is surrounded by five acres of gardens and pleasure grounds and is still a lived-in family home.
If it's history you're after then Beaumaris has its own moated castle, one of Edward I last strongholds in North Wales and now a World Heritage site.
And tomorrow this rare opportunity comes round once again, giving visitors the chance to explore this splendid 14th century moated castle.
THIS 14th-century moated castle is the home of Michael and Rosemary Fetherston-Dilke and their teenage children and has been in their family for 400 years.
It is a fine example of a 13th century moated castle which is still lived in as a family home.
With this, the moated castles of devices that exist today within homes, industrial plants, and commercial operations will become interconnected in ways that people can't even imagine.
The Vischering Castle is one of the oldest and best preserved moated castles in Westphalia.