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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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According to Historic England, there are no known documentary references to it being a castle but that "many undocumented motte and bailey castles are known nationally.
It is the expert conjugation of this contemplative literariness and undeniable sociocultural concerns that, according to Motte, perhaps best characterizes the twenty-first century French novel.
The book lacks a theoretical discussion of the specular techniques employed by the authors Motte engages with as well as any reflection on the status of the contemporary novel in France or the diversity and complexity of historical and political issues recent French novels tackle.
Situated several miles northwest of Fort Watson on the Congaree River, Fort Motte served as the main British depot for supply convoys coming up from Charleston and contained a good store of ammunition, food, and clothing -- all badly needed by Marion's troops.
Using the Bayeux Tapestry and archaeological evidence, Marc tells the story of the classic motte and bailey castle, and focuses on how they changed after William announced plans to build the much grander Tower of London.
Orgullo de los 2 mil 483 habitantes de la pequena ciudad de Chateaurenard --ubicada a unos 150 kilometros al sur de Paris--, clasificado como monumento historico, el hermosisimo Chateau de la Motte parece contemplar su propio reflejo en las aguas plateadas del ancho foso que lo rodea.
Motte is a Maturity Group VIII strain and matures 2 to 4 d later than `Maxcy' (7,8).
Motte offers a wonderful first chapter on the concept of minimalism.
The main focus, however, remains on the literary text and Walter Motte highlights some fundamental characteristics of what he identifies as minimalist literature.
And Beuys, it has been suggested, is a tremendous irritant for Trockel: Her compact, pointed video A la Motte, 1993, in which a moth munches its way through someone's woollies, then (played backward) diligently reknits the damage, is apparently a send-up of his "every animal an artist" thesis.
Even specialists in modern French history may fail to recognize Eugene Motte, Antoine Arbel, Georges Claudinon, and Francois de Wendel, the protagonists in David Gordon's study of electoral politics in pre-World War I France.
17 years after he won an Oscar for his performance as boxer Jack La Motte in Raging Bull.