from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the Moors or their culture.
- adj. Of, relating to, or being a style of Spanish architecture of the 8th to the 16th century, characterized by the horseshoe arch and ornate decoration.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. of or pertaining to the Moors or their culture
- adj. Of or pertaining to a style of Spanish architecture from the time of the Moors, characterized by the horseshoe arch and ornate, geometric decoration
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the characteristics of a moor or heath.
- adj. Of or pertaining to Morocco or the Moors; in the style of the Moors.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Marshy; resembling a. moor.
- Belonging to a moor; growing on a moor: as, moorish reeds.
- Having the qualities of a moor; characterless; barren.
- Of or pertaining to the Moors.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relating to or characteristic of the Moors
- n. a style of architecture common in Spain from the 13th to 16th centuries; characterized by horseshoe-shaped arches
In fact, in Spain they were called Moorish skewers.
There was a Jewish scholar, Isaac ben Joshua, in Moorish Spain who said that the Book drove everyone who saw it crazy.
Inquisitorial system has deprived this kingdom by the total expulsion of the Jews, the conquered Moors and the baptized Moorish, we add about
It's probably fair to say that morris dancing, most likely a corruption of the word Moorish, has something of an image problem.
As far as the Liberty City group was concerned this was nonsense; the group of men, who were arrested for plotting to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago, smoked a great deal of marijuana and subscribed to the obscure beliefs of an outfit called the Moorish Science Temple; so nascent were their terrorist plans that they never even bothered to travel to Chicago.
And perhaps neither of us saw the real truth of the problem underlying what we are pleased to call the Moorish Question.
Others wearing a kind of short brown vest, striped with blue and red, conveying the idea of Moorish garb.
EAST COWES CASTLE, which enjoys a truly enviable site (for it combines an uncommon degree of shelter with the most extensive and _animated_ prospect), is built in the bold style usually termed the Moorish, and has three handsome fronts of varied elevations, with a tasteful diversity of towers, mantled more or less by the most luxuriant ivy, and
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There is a strange immobility about Andalusian beggars which recalls their Moorish ancestry.
It seems now established that it may not be called Moorish, as it has nothing in common with the Moorish architecture as exemplified in the Orient and Southern Spain, although it bears traces of the influence exercised by Moorish art over the Renaissance in Spain.