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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Moat

A broad, deep trench, filled with water, surrounding the ramparts of a town or fortress.
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moat

A broad, deep trench surrounding the ramparts of a town or fortress; usually filled with water.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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'Scientists have discovered that Angkor Wat stands solidly due to its sandstone construction and the sandstone in its foundations beneath the moat. According to scientists, if the moat dries out, the foundations being exposed must surely be problematic,' Sophal said.
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And there was a wealth of information from Moat's contact with police and state services, the hours of tapes he recorded while on the run, of which Andrew also had transcripts, the notes to Samantha, and even tapes Moat had made before he went to prison.
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 armed officers who had been containing Moat for several hours.
Almost immediately after he fired, there was a "muffled bang" from Moat's direction, he told the inquest.
A huge manhunt had been launched after Raoul Moat shot his ex-girlfriend Sam Stobbart, murdered her new boyfriend Chris Brown, 29, and later blinded PC David Rathband.
The West Yorkshire Police firearms officers - identified as Zulu 24 and Victor 24 - used experimental X12 shotgun Tasers as Moat prepared to kill himself.