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 Meanings and Examples of MOAT
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moat
 n.  deep wide ditch; ditch dug as a fortification and usually filled with water
Classic Sentence:
1  At this moment Gurth appeared on the opposite side of the moat with the mules.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
2  Around the exterior wall was a deep moat, supplied with water from a neighbouring rivulet.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
3  The poor Jew had been hastily thrust into a dungeon-vault of the castle, the floor of which was deep beneath the level of the ground, and very damp, being lower than even the moat itself.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
4  The followers of the knight had no such shelter; two were instantly shot with cross-bow bolts, and two more fell into the moat; the others retreated back into the barbican.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
5  These shoes," it ran, "were dug up in the moat of Holdernesse Hall.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
6  I wish there was a moat to this cabin.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV.
7  He sat down by the side of the moat, buried his face in his hands and reflected.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 98. The Bell and Bottle Tavern.
8  In the moat of Vincennes a sepulchral shaft sprang from the earth, recalling the fact that the Duc d'Enghien had perished in the very month when Napoleon was crowned.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVIII—A RECRUDESCENCE OF DIVINE RIGHT
9  These four streets surrounded this trapezium like a moat.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER VIII—POST CORDA LAPIDES
10  The Golden One were kneeling alone at the moat which runs through the field.
Anthem By Ayn Rand
Get Context   In PART TWO
11  Then they knelt by the moat, they gathered water in their two hands, they rose and they held the water out to our lips.
Anthem By Ayn Rand
Get Context   In PART FOUR
12  It was worth any money to see Wemmick waving a salute to me from the other side of the moat, when we might have shaken hands across it with the greatest ease.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXVII
Example Sentence:
1  A moat separates the animals in the zoo from the spectators