Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Furnished with a moat.
- adj. Surrounded with a moat
- adj. protected by a deep wide ditch usually filled with water
- moat + -ed (Wiktionary)
“Our thoughts have come down so low from the lofty donjon with the vision of which we set out that we begin to think of the smaller kind of moated houses in our own land.”
“And as for the squire in the moated country house, or the headmaster … It seems to me that Upward took a conscious decision to rid himself of this hedonism and to become a fiction writer with a mission.”
“The last stronghold of the Druids, it was also rich in history and lore, from its moated, thirteenth-century Beaumaris Castle to its Tudor pubs and Georgian mansions.”
“Construction of the moated manor house was begun in 1450, to a familiar medieval technique – an oak timber frame resting on stone footings, filled in with wattle and daub.”
“Bodiam Castle is one of the UK's most perfectly preserved moated castles.”
“Ch teau d'Issan, best known for its picturesque moated castle, allegedly served at the wedding of Eleanor of Aquitaine to Henry Plantagenet, has finally begun to live up to its third-growth ranking.”
“Close at the heels of his messenger came Cecil Barker, our friend of the moated Manor House.”
“It was walled at one end with cob, and it too was moated with little drainage channels.”
“Sleeping one time in Burgate Wood on the moated island of the old hall, I put my cheek against the loam and the cool ground ivy.”
“And awesome it is, an early fourteenth century fortified manor house (with a Tudor frontispiece) on a spectacular moated site.”
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