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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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I'm looking forward to being able to do this job full time," Mott said.
Most recently, Mott has served as chief operating officer as well as held executive operating roles within the Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.
Mott MacDonald will offer design, engineering and management services across a broad range of sectors including transport, energy, buildings and environment.
Jon Barbalich, PE, Mott MacDonalds North American oil and gas practice leader, said, Our oil and gas business is positioned to grow throughout North America and globally.
An appeal judge said that Mr Mott and David Merrett, another fishermen with leasing rights to use putchers, used to catch about 600 salmon a year.
With a second album, The Further Adventures Of, hot off the press featuring another selection of Mott The Hoople classics it was time for a fullblown headlining tour.
But the ageing process affects us all, and it would be very silly to knock a band still as adored as the mighty Mott.
Mott announced his departure as the club's hierarchy delayed offering him a contract extension.
Paul Looker, Mott MacDonald's project director, said: "We are delighted to be working with Al-Khafji Joint Operations on this project.
The deal calls for Mott MacDonald to combine its existing local operations with those of the target and form a business with a headcount of around 800, it said in a press release.
7 million) Dubai World Cup, Mott was cool, calm and happy with his horse, the draw and the Tapeta surface.
Throughout her life, Faulkner demonstrates how Mott embraced religious non-conformity at the same time as holding stead-fastly to her personal Quaker beliefs, which in truth were often radical.