Definitions

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  • n. A small plate covering the armpit in armour of the 14th century and later.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small plate covering the armpit in armor of the 14th century and later.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete form of mutton.
  • n. A piece of armor of the fifteenth century, forming part of the defense of the arm and shoulder. Perhaps (as thought by Meyrick) it was a gusset for the armpit.

Etymologies

Uncertain. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • ("In affirmative clauses, tending to become a mere intensive without comparative force, and sometimes emphasized in speaking and writing"), which they take all the way back to Beowulf ("þæt we hine swa godne gretan moton"), and there's another startlingly modern example from 1741: Richardson, Pamela III.

    languagehat.com: SO.

  • Thenne yef potage be chaungeabill after tyme and season of the yere as fallith, as here is rehercid: by example, ffor befe and moton ye shall take

    Early English Meals and Manners

  • Befe and moton. swan or gese. grete pies, capon or fesaunt; leche, or fretours.

    Early English Meals and Manners

  • ‘The moton boyled is of nature and complexion sanguyne, the whiche, to my jugement, is holsome for your grace.’

    Early English Meals and Manners

  • Other then being dusty from sitting in my garage I have a set of moton spokes (painted) for sale.

    Lincoln vs Cadillac

  • This is the same country that allows and encourages Israel to liquidate the just Palestinian cause, by building settlements, carrying out ethnic cleansing and stealing more Palestinian land, while calling the slow-moton liquidation a "peace process."

    Palestine Blogs aggregator

  • ‘In beef daily or moton, fresh, or elles all _poudred_ is more availe,

    Early English Meals and Manners

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