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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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It was as if the dark veil of mystery surrounding the ancient motte since time immemorial was as determined as ever to conceal its age-old secrets.
Also shown in photos are the author's son Enrique Fausto who joined one meeting (Photo 1: 4th from left) Henry Motte Munoz (Photo 3: 3rd from left), FQ Mom Associate Gem Mailum (Photos 1, 2, 3: 1st, last, 1st from left, respectively).
It describes the site as the "earthwork remains of a possible medieval of earlier motte and bailey castle...
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 pair were snowboarding off-piste together on the north face of the Grande Motte when disaster struck last Thursday afternoon, the company said.
In Fables of the Novel: French Fiction since 1990, Warren Motte chooses to review, in chronological order of their publication, 10 French novels of the 90s he believes are avant-garde novels.
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.
PARIS/GUADALAJARA/MEXlCO.- 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 traces to a single-plant selection in the [F.sub.4] generation from the cross `A6785'/`Coker 6738' (previously tested as Co82-645) (5,6).
The water sprite Ondine, a typical superhuman creature of the Romantic literature created by the German writer Friedrich de la Motte Fouque in the early nineteenth century, fulfilled Ashton's need to devise a vehicle for ballerina Margot Fonteyn.