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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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Recently, more than 50 people came together to spruce up the moat and children's play area in the park.
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However despite the avowed attempt to write about Raoul Moat "in his own words", Andrew isn't one of those who bought into his cult standing, nor, he says, is his book aimed at those who did.
Students at Castell Alun High School in Hope worked hard to rake out the moats which had been strimmed before their arrival.
Could the Spoon Monster be a grandson of the Moat Maggot and are future generations of "Magoons" breeding in the murky depths of the moat?
Moat had told police negotiators "this is all going to end in this field tonight", the jury at Newcastle Crown Court heard.
They had been called to the grassy area by the River Coquet in Rothbury, Northumberland, to relieve other officers who had contained Moat for several hours during a stand-off in July 2010.
They had been called to the grassy area by the River Coquet in Rothbury, Northumberland, to relieve other armed officers who had been containing Moat for several hours.
A sergeant named as Tango 19 was asked whether being hit a taser round could have caused Moat to shoot himself by accident.
Zulu 24 said he was convinced killer Moat, kneeling with a shotgun under a chin, was about to shoot himself.
He left six letters in his house which showed Moat intended to take his own life, the inquest at Newcastle Crown Court heard.