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  Moat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Moats (also known as a Fosse) were deep and wide water-filled trenches, excavated to provide a barrier against attack upon castle ramparts or other fortifications.
A moat made access to the walls difficult for siege weapons, such as a siege tower or battering ram, that needed to be brought up against a wall to be effective.
A very important feature was that a water-filled moat made very difficult the practice of sapping or undermining, that is to say digging tunnels under the fortifications in order to effect a collapse of the defenses.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Moats   (444 words)

  
 Excavation of the Moat of Abomey
The moat of Abomey was - according to the oral tradition - constructed by King Houegbadja (1645-1685), who moved his palace and capital to Abomey and surrounded it in a rectangular (European) manner with ramparts and moat.
In the course of the excavation it was established that the original dimensions of the moat were 12 m in width and 6.6 m in depth.
A part of the moat and rampart in Kétou city (on the Nigerian border), actually in the territory of the main local sanctuary, serves a fine example visualising the original appearance of the Abomey moat.
worldarchaeology.net /benin/excavation_moat.htm   (410 words)

  
 The surrounding moat of Stonehenge I
There is no doubt that the bottom of the moat was deliberately lined with the artificial, concrete-like material (compo) and that it provided a seal to the bottom of the moat against water seepage, whether or not that was the reason for it.
Whatever the intended purpose of the flint layer, it may not be argued that permeability of the underlying rock precludes the possibility of a moat.
Barrier/weirs are required only in the southern quadrant by the hypothesised moat, so to show that any exist in the north or west could cast doubt on their purpose, and to show they are absent in those quadrants would strengthen the argument that they were for the purpose proposed here.
orionbeadling.net /MOAT.html   (3245 words)

  
 Moat plans - Castle Quest
There are deep rock cut moats, with and without water, as well as earthen moats, also with and without water.
Moats were lined with layers of clay to stop water seepage.They most likely had a stream (or other water source) diverted to feed them.
Also a moat is an excellent place to put the pipes for a thermal heat exchanger feild, the geese and ducks will like it and the best part is you can stock the pit with your favorite type of fish.
www.castlesontheweb.com /quest/Forum6/HTML/000064.html   (549 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Moat
Middle English is the name given by historical linguistics to the diverse forms of the English language spoken between the Norman invasion in 1066 and the mid-to-late 15th century, when the Chancery Standard, a form of London-based English, began to become widespread, a process aided by the...
Moat Housing Group is a leading housing association working in the south east, providing high quality affordable homes and services, including support services to people who need assistance to live independently
At first they were only simple wooden bridges that could easily be destroyed if an enemy was about to breach the fortifications.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Moat   (1127 words)

  
 Moat: a Virtual Private Network Appliance and Services Platform   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The reason why the moat provides DHCP and DNS service on its own, rather than simply forwarding such requests through the IPsec tunnel, is that we want users to be able to use their in-home networks even if the wide-area network is temporarily down.
That is, in figure 1, the moat must be told the IP address of the ``west'' router, and the corporate security portal must be told the IP address of the ``east'' router.
Since the moat has no screen or keyboard, a filesystem inconsistency that cannot be fixed by ``fsck -a'' or other automatic procedure incapacitates the system totally and permanently.
www.av8n.com /vpn/lisa   (5511 words)

  
 Spirit's Mysterious Moat Rocks
This image shows a pair of moat rocks next to each other, yet in the larger picture (click the image to see it) all other rocks in the area are normal and do not exhibit moats.
It demonstrates that the rock itself is not the cause of the moat phenomenon.
This is the cause of the moat rock phenomenon.
www.xenotechresearch.com /moatrock.htm   (1046 words)

  
 Moat House
The Moat House is one of Appleby's most significant historic buildings, located in the heart of the village.
The original stone Moat House is believed to have been erected in 1166 by William de Appleby, and occupied by the de Appleby family until 1560.
All that remains of the original moat house is the gatehouse, through which one rode into a cobbled courtyard.
www.applebymagna.org.uk /appleby_history/moat_house.htm   (691 words)

  
 Metal Blade Records - Online
Into the Moat was eventually pieced together composed of musicians between the ages 18 and 19.
Once the line up was complete Into The Moat started playing countless shows working on their live performances, which can only be described as intense and powerful taking full command of the unsuspecting audience.
Constantly working on live shows and fine-tuning their sound, Into The Moat have unquestionably proven themselves to be a necessity to a scene lusting for something new, bringing a redefined sense of creativity and talent to the forefronts of metal.
www.metalblade.com /bands/into_the_moat/index2005.html   (445 words)

  
 Moat House
During the course of the seventeenth century a series of leases of Appleby moat house by Sir Wolstan Dixie and son acting on behalf of the Grammar School, throws some light on the provisions made to maintain the building in good repair while it was being occupied.
In the 1663 constables’ returns for the hearth tax assessment, for example, it is recorded as an ‘empty house’ with six hearths in the possession of John Stanton.
The moat house continued to be let to a succession of farming tenants over the course of the eighteenth century.
www.applebymagna.org.uk /appleby_history/moat_house2.htm   (1432 words)

  
 Moat Tower
Still, the Moat and Tower is distinctive as a BEN Green Space of the Month because it is an example of an innovative, community led heritage project which can inspire other community groups by showing what can be achieved when ordinary people engage with the historic environment around them.
The moat itself was dismissed as a mere ditch by planners and `landscaped' (partly filled in, partly fenced off) in the most economical way possible.
Here at the Moat and Tower there is probably not enough left to see to make this a prestigious visitor attraction, but the residents know they are walking on layers of history, and are committed to preserving these stories in a living tradition.
www.ben-network.org.uk /participation/green_spaces/gs_more_info/Moat.html   (2141 words)

  
 GENUKI: New Moat
This place derives its name from an artificial mount, which is within a short distance of the church, and is entirely surrounded by a deep moat, which may be easily filled with water.
The parish is pleasantly situated on a branch of the river Cleddy, and comprises a considerable portion of meadow, arable, and pasture land, which is all enclosed and in a good state of cultivation.
Places, villages, farms etc within New Moat parish as shown on the parish map on the CD of Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file].
www.genuki.org.uk:8080 /big/wal/PEM/NewMoat   (435 words)

  
 The Chicken Moat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A chicken moat is not a waterway, but it does provide a protective enclosure for the garden.
My moat is simply a strip of dry land, enclosed by two parallel fences, which surrounds my family's garden.
And we've quit losing hens to hawks since the moat was constructed—those raptors avoid the potential entrapment of two fences so close together.
www.motherearthnews.com /top_articles/1988_May_June/The_Chicken_Moat   (819 words)

  
 Moat Theatre-..at the heart of NAAS
The Moat Club was formed in the early 1950's, its object to provide Naas with suitable facilities for drama and table tennis.
It includes a 200 seater auditorium and stage with retractable seating and a fly tower, two rehearsal rooms, male and female dressing rooms and a foyer/coffee shop and bar area.The flexibility of design of the spaces inside allows for multiple use of the various spaces in the building.
The Moat Theatre development secured generous funding from the Department of Arts, Sports and Tourism and Naas Town Council.
www.moattheatre.com   (179 words)

  
 Invasion Card Spotlight: Teferi's Moat
Teferi's Moat is not as good as Moat, which cost only 2WW and stated simply 'Non flying creatures cannot attack.' Moat was an extremely broken card, while Teferi's Moat is a very good one.
By putting out Moat or The Abyss (which forces players to sacrifice a creature every turn) or Circle of Protection: Red or Disrupting Scepter, a large portion of your opponent's deck becomes useless or almost useless.
The last thing you want is the Moat ending up in the graveyard and your opponent having five new 1/1s running around to boot.
www.wizards.com /sideboard/article.asp?sb20000922a   (1042 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Israel opens bids for Gaza moat
The moat is not a new idea but it resurfaced when Israel's cabinet voted in principle to unilaterally withdraw from the occupied Gaza Strip.
Reports said the moat would be dug along the Philadelphi route - the security corridor between Gaza and Egypt.
It is not clear whether construction of the canal would mean destruction of Palestinian homes in the way, or whether the moat would be dry or filled with water.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/middle_east/3816591.stm   (279 words)

  
 The Moat House Hotel, near Stafford, Staffordshire UK - Conference Centre and Wedding Venue
Located in a spectacular canal side setting in the heart of rural Staffordshire, the Grade II listed 15th Century moated manor house is close to junction 13 of the M6 and to a wealth of countryside attractions including Alton Towers, Cadbury World, Shugborough Hall, The Potteries and Cannock Chase.
The Moat House makes every attempt to update this website as frequently as possible but the information contained in these pages should be used for reference purposes only and details should be confirmed with the hotel prior to booking.
The Moat House is a sister hotel of The Swan, Stafford, and an associate hotel of Hadley Park House, Telford.
www.moathouse.co.uk   (349 words)

  
 Halfbakery: Moat of Doom
A moat which, instead of water, it has MOLTEN LAVA (for those who are lucky to get it on the cheap from local volcano dealers...), or, if molten lava is too expensive (I blame the inflated costs for evil geniuses.
The moat would keep running via thermo-electricity, or plain solar panels, and it will keep all opposing evil geniuses out, and your slaves in.
Or a moat of despair, with little speakers blasting the voice of Gilbert Gottfried.
www.halfbakery.com /idea/Moat_20of_20Doom   (659 words)

  
 moat. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
A deep wide ditch, usually filled with water, typically surrounding a fortified medieval town, fortress, or castle as a protection against assault.
A ditch similar to one surrounding a fortification: A moat separates the animals in the zoo from the spectators.
Middle English mote, mound, moat, from Old French, mound, or Medieval Latin mota.
www.bartleby.com /61/89/M0358900.html   (127 words)

  
 TCS Daily - Mighty Moat
In short, a moat is an attractive profit-making asset that other businesses can't easily copy.
One way to tell whether a company has a moat is to look at its profit margins compared with those of its competitors.
No moat is permanent, and even the broadest moat can be breached by clever competitors.
www.tcsdaily.com /article.aspx?id=060303C   (1766 words)

  
 Halfbakery: Spider Moat
Sure, the moat will fill with leaves, water and general nature bits; an in-built flush mechanism could help prevent this.
Collected rainwater would be stored in a tank, available for general garden purposes and the flushing of the moat.
If you suffer with ants, then this moat is perfect (as long as the nest is on the other side of the moat, of course).
www.halfbakery.com /idea/Spider_20Moat   (994 words)

  
 WorldNetDaily: Israel to build anti-terrorist moat
It was not clear whether the moat would be filled with water, as military sources had suggested last month, or would be dry.
The moat will be dug deep enough so terrorists wouldn't be able to bypass it if they try to build more underground smuggling tunnels.
The moat concept comes 11 days after Israel's security cabinet approved Sharon's plan to withdraw troops and settlements from Gaza and parts of the West Bank, and separate from the Palestinians.
www.worldnetdaily.com /news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=39013   (336 words)

  
 James K. Glassman on Happy Stocks on NRO Financial
So, if you can find a business that has some protection against competition — that is, a moat — you may have found a happy stock.
Coca-Cola (KO) is a good example — not just because of a secret formula for syrup but because of a brand name (the most recognized word in the world after "okay"), built over a century of advertising and word of mouth.
Reputation, patents, technology — those are just some of the moats that businesses build to protect themselves from marauders.
www.nationalreview.com /nrof_glassman/glassman060503.asp   (1877 words)

  
 Homepage
Moat, St John's House, Suffolk Way, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1TG Tel: 01732 740985
In 2005 we completed the £45 million physical regeneration programme at Pollards Hill estate, transferred in 1998 from the London Borough of Merton.
Moat to run all government low cost home ownership schemes in Kent, Sussex and Essex
www.moat.co.uk   (108 words)

  
 Re: Concept of MOAT - OrCAD Community
By analogy, a "moat" on a PCB occurs on a plane layer - a layer that is mostly all-copper, like a ground or power plane.
The moat is any continuous line of no-copper that serves to isolate one copper area from another.
Another example: the annular ring that isolates a thru-hole pad on a plane layer might be sometimes called a moat.
www.orcad.com /forums/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=9802   (172 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Two-mile Gaza moat to foil tunnels to Egypt
Two-mile Gaza moat to foil tunnels to Egypt
The Israeli army plans to have an immense ditch dug to stop Palestinians smuggling weapons and cigarettes from Egypt into the Gaza Strip using tunnels in the border town of Rafah.
In recent months the idea of a water-filled moat had been proposed but had been rejected.
www.guardian.co.uk /israel/Story/0,2763,1241836,00.html   (543 words)

  
 Moat, a very short story
So he wallows and wallows, pitifully wallows this moat, and wallowingly complains about his lack of feet to lick.
Swallows air he does then burps, this mouth only moat, burps and pardons himself not, this mouth only moat, swallows and wallows and burps and complains of lack of feet is all he does.
So he complains again and we tease him with our feet dangle, dangle almost but not quite splash, splash and he must be getting very hungry by now licking his brown wet always lips at the sound of our feet not quite splashing still complaining as he ripples against his wet rocky shoulders.
ulfwolf.com /moat.htm   (237 words)

  
 Morningstar.com - Digging an Economic Moat
Basically, the idea of an economic moat refers to how likely companies are to keep competitors at bay for an extended period.
Obviously, assigning moats is a complicated process, and relies heavily on our analysts' knowledge of their companies and industries.
One of the first things we do when we're thinking about the size of a firm's economic moat is look at the company's historical financial performance.
news.morningstar.com /doc/article/0,,77551,00.html?ss=ye&kw=Article5   (1054 words)

  
 The Oil Moat [Fool.com: Commentary] August 9, 2005
It is great to see new technology and a new interest in fuel efficiency in the American marketplace, but in the short term, it doesn't look like it will be enough to put a dent in demand.
Great long-term investments benefit from a moat that keeps revenues high and growing, and moats are one characteristic the team at Motley Fool Hidden Gems uses to identify superior stocks for subscribers.
If you agree that we'll be living in a world with sustained high crude oil and gasoline prices, then oil presents just that kind of moat.
www.fool.com /news/commentary/2005/commentary05080905.htm?source=eptyholnk303100&logvisit=y&npu=y&bounce=y   (1111 words)

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