from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The puddling beaten in behind the stonework of a mining-shaft built up through abed of quicksand.
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After doing Industrial Security in some of the roughest English Industrial Towns, we found that "moating" vulnerable doors and walls against heavy equipment traffic was a great help in preventing the equipment from prizing open doors, or more simply being run backwards through the doors and walls.
One of their mutts ill-advisedly chased the deviant, and by the time the owner caught up, the man had engaged the pet in some hot heritage dry moating.
Kurdish Shepherd in Kurdistan moating near Qandil area
It feels like Intel is milking and moating its competitive position (i.e. slowing down innovation in areas it doesn't have to to milk cash flows while keeping its competitive barriers relatively high).
Como serves up 350 grams of tender lamb easing off the bone at a knife's hint, served with a gravy of juices moating past just-right mashed potatoes and purposely wilted spinach.