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motte

History a natural or man-made mound on which a castle was erected

motte

In medieval times, a high, defensive mound of earth surmounted by a timber stockade and tower, and surrounded by a ditch.
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In 2011 the army called upon Mr Mott to provide the voice for a 55cm action figure, kitted out with desert combat kit and combat boots.
I just feel it's time for someone else to have an opportunity," said Mott (pictured).
And Mott hopes he has left a legacy that Glamorgan can build upon.
Ian Walters, SLC Rail; Darren Horley, Network Rail; Russ Cunningham, Mott MacDonald; David Brazier, Centro.
But "errors" processing the document meant vital information was not put onto a system used by the call handler, who was told by Mrs Mott that she had an "injunction order".
He also failed to make checks about Brent Mott on the Police National Computer.
Mott was the trainer to whom Khalid Abdullah turned when his long-serving US trainer Bobby Frankel died in 2009; Mott repaid the faith by saddling former Andre Fabre-trained Proviso to four Grade 1 wins the following year.
WHACK: Mott hooks a massive six against Yorkshire THAT'S OUT: Shane Mott, playing for current club Bangor, clean bowls Mochdre''s Alex Davies
We needed to be closer to our clients as travel times were quite long and security was always an issue," said Charles Ellinas, managing director Mott MacDonald Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals.
GLAMORGAN players will have to wait a bit longer before linking with their new Australian coach Matthew Mott following a delay with his visa.
Brent Mott, 32, claimed he was acting in self-defence when he killed wife Kate, 35, with her own pyjama top in a row over their divorce.
Project Location : Safah, Wadi Latham and Khamila, Oman Details : Occidental of Oman (OXY) has awarded UK-based Mott MacDonald a three-year contract for general engineering services in Occidental's concessions in Oman.