dry moat

dry moat

Around a medieval fortification, a deep, broad trench not filled with water.
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Together they buried the knights at the bottom of the dry moat at the back of the ruined castle.
It has a number of unusual features: you enter through a kind of dry moat known as a ziyada, probably built as an overflow space for Friday prayers but which also offered an extra defensive layer.
Nearby, crowds queued for their final chance to see 10,000 lit torches blazing in the dry moat at the Tower of London.
Yeoman Warders, commonly known as 'Beefeaters' light the first of thousands of flames in a lighting ceremony in the dry moat of the Tower of London
The fort occupies approximately 4.45 acres of land, including a 5m-deep dry moat.
Amongst works planned include the establishment of a formal archaeological site in a dry moat, recreating the moat around Fort Cornwallis, relocating the food court and playground to the godowns at the Seafront and constructing a new Medan Renong food court.
"It's a wonder some of us didn't fall into the huge dry moat which surrounded the playing area in the Parc des Princes as we celebrated that goal."
Built from sandstone and designed to be self-supporting in times of siege, the castle had four towers and was surrounded by a dry moat.
The ice rink is in the country's most famous dry moat - evening sessions are a treat with hundreds of snowflake lights sparkling on the walls of the castle.
In the spring, the grassed banks of the dry moat that are behind the castle walls burst into colour with snowdrops and daffodils.
Tenders are invited for Construction of dry moat in sloth bear enclosure at bardhaman zoological park, Ramnabagan, Burdwan
Based inside a massive canyon which acts as a dry moat protecting the fortress, and accessible by hidden tunnels or giant gantry stairways, the arena is filled with tens of thousands of fans going wild to some of the best DJs from across the continent.