from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An ancient kingdom east of the Dead Sea in present-day southwest Jordan. According to the Bible, its inhabitants were descendants of Lot. Archaeological exploration has traced settlement in the area to at least the 13th century B.C.

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  • proper n. The name given to the son of Lot through his eldest daughter, in the Hebrew Bible.
  • proper n. The nation that purportedly traced their ancestry to Moab.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See the extract.


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  • I became friends with Frank D. Lemon, an old cowboy from Moab, back in the mid-1980's, when he was 90 years old. His 2 slim volumes of cowboy poetry, Rhymes of a Ranch Hand and More Rhymes of a Ranch Hand share an honored place on the shelves of my favorite books. The books show up on now and again.

    December 17, 2010