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motte

History a natural or man-made mound on which a castle was erected
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motte

In medieval times, a high, defensive mound of earth surmounted by a timber stockade and tower, and surrounded by a ditch.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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It has been half a century since I first visited the mysterious mound known as Strathgryfe motte.
Simple Happy Kitchen is a project founded by Miki Mottes, an illustrator and designer, who has devoted his design skills and volunteered his time to many animal welfare organisations and associations that promote plant-based nutrition.
Only mare Adriana Des Mottes, the only mare in the line-up, will try to become only the second of her gender and the second five-yearold to win the race since it became a Grade 1 event in 2002.
The Grade 2 contest looks particularly competitive, with J P McManus-owned Gilgamboa, trained by Enda Bolger, bidding to follow-up his chase debut win at Navan against a field headed by the Willie Mullinstrained four-year-old Adriana Des Mottes, which pipped Rule The World on her fencing bow at Fairyhouse, and the Gigginstown-owned pair Wounded Warrior and Band Of Blood.
Leg 1 - Warw 1.30 - SWINCOMBE FLAME (2) Leg 2 - Newb 1.50 - SIVOLA DE SIVOLA (3) Leg 3 - Warw 2.05 - MOLOTOF (1) Leg 4 - Newb 3.00 - FRENCH OPERA (2) Leg 5 - Warw 3.15 - DUKE OF MONMOUTH (3) Leg 6 - Newb 3.35 - RONALDO DES MOTTES (2)
French-bred Bingo Des Mottes is owned by four local men - Jonathan Phillips, Ian Williams, Evan David and Gareth Meredith and is trained by Abbi Vaughan in the Vale of Glamorgan.
MUSSELBURGH: 1.10 Bohemian Spirit, 1.40 Albatros, 2.15 Dear Villez, 2.50 Manx Royal, 3.25 Nippy Des Mottes, 3.55 Another Club Royal, 4.30 Mister Jungle.
Against him is a field headed by the Willie Mullinstrained four-year-old Adriana Des Mottes - which pipped Rule The World on her fencing bow at Fairyhouse - and the Gigginstown-owned pair Wounded Warrior and Band Of Blood.
Coral: 6 Spirit River, 7 Harry Tricker, 8 Ronaldo Des Mottes, 9 Mamlook, 12 Get Me Out Of Here, 14 bar.
He won for Pipe on Standin Obligation, but suffered a reminder of his ride on Clan Royal in the Grand National on the Nicholls-trained Oracle Des Mottes.
WILLIE MULLINS captured three of the graded races at Fairyhouse yesterday, his treble highlighted by the all-the-way success of four-year-old Adriana Des Mottes in the Grade 1 Irish Stallion Farms Mares Novice Hurdle.