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a tract of unenclosed ground, usually having peaty soil covered with heather, coarse grass, bracken, and moss


a member of a Muslim people of North Africa, of mixed Arab and Berber descent. In the 8th century they were converted to Islam and established power in North Africa and Spain, where they established a civilization (756--1492)
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(pseudonym of Dmitrii Stakhievich Orlov). Born Oct. 22 (Nov. 3), 1883, in Novocherkassk; died Oct. 24, 1946, in Moscow. Soviet graphic artist and one of the founders of the Soviet political poster. Honored Art Worker of the RSFSR (1932).

Moor was basically self-taught. By 1917 he had become an accomplished master of caricature. From 1908 to 1917 he contributed to the satirical magazine Budil’nik (Alarm Clock), in which, through his drawings, he served the cause of the proletarian revolution.

During the Civil War of 1918–20, Moor produced eye-catching posters imbued with revolutionary fervor; such posters included “Soviet Turnip “(1919), “Have You Volunteered? “(1920), and “Wrangel Is Still Alive, Finish Him Off Without Mercy “(1920). After the war, Moor created posters, including “Help! “(1921–22), “Worker, Be Vigilant!” (1937), and “What Did You Do to Help the Front?“ (1941), and satirical cartoons for the newspaper Pravda (from 1920), and the magazines Krokodil (Crocodile; from 1922), Bezbozhnik u stanka (The Atheist at the Press; 1923–28), and U stanka (At the Press; 1924–25). Moor also made india-ink illustrations for H. Barbusse’s novel Under Fire (1938; now in the Tret’iakov Gallery) and for Mayakovsky’s poem All Right! (1940; now in the V. V. Mayakovsky Museum, Moscow).

Moor’s drawings are expressive and at times contain elements of the grotesque; the contours of his drawings sharply outline the flat color areas. In 1928 he became a member of the Oktiabr’ (October) Association. Moor taught at the State Higher Arts and Technical Studios and the State Higher Institute of Art and Technology (1922–30), the Moscow Institute of Printing (1930–32), and the Moscow Art Institute (1939–43). V. N. Goriaev, A. M. Kanevskii, F. P. Reshetnikov, and B. I. Prorokov were among his pupils.


labol’shevik! Moscow, 1967.


Khalaminskii, Iu. Moor. Moscow, 1961.


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Securing a ship or aircraft by attaching it to a fixed object or a mooring buoy with chains or lines, or with anchors or other devices.
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"All the medical research shows that access to green open space for recreational use is of immense physical and mental benefit, and we are very privileged in Newcastle to have a large area of open space in the Town Moor."
In 1786 Ralph Heron was killed while helping Vincent Lunardi, the Daredevil Aeronaut, to raise a balloon on the Town Moor; he became entangled in the guy ropes and fell 200ft to his death.
At Lindley Liberal Club: Justin Harris Meltham Lib; Gary Siswick Crosland Moor BC; Richard Hirst Milnsbridge Lib; Tony Butterfield Kirkheaton Con; Jason Proctor Milnsbridge Lib; Kris Lunn Almondbury Lib; Mark Sykes Golcar Lib; Dennis Fuller Linthwaite CBC; Steve Lunn Almondbury Lib; Derrick Hewitt Cowcliffe Lib; Wayne Moseley Crosland Moor BC; Donald Crowther Almondbury Lib; Andrew Heaume Almondbury Lib; Harry Lumb Kirkheaton Con.
Now a new tenant - or a "third part investor" - is needed to continue the work and so secure the moor's credentials as "one of the nation's leading sporting domains".
To establish whether the ESW modelled using Distance and the subsequent estimates of grouse density generated differed between moor, season and year, we tested both independently using GLMs.
Mrs Moor, who has two sons Lee, six, and 13-year-old Jamie, had to be carried out of the court.
A petite dynamo of a concert dancer, Kudo dealt with the intense drama of The Moor's Pavane by reading Othello and tapping her technical resources.
His versatile performance - Stanley played in midfield for an hour before switching to right-back in a 3-0 victory - did enough to convince newly- promoted Moors that he could do a job at the higher level.
This is in addition to the West Moor Residents' Association's PS23,014 investment in the project.
The MP for Newcastle Central, whose constituency includes the Town Moor, was interested in learning about the side of the public space that people rarely get to see.
Bob Faulkner has told his Moor Green squad to forget about merger speculation and focus on pushing the club to its highest ever finish.