Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of moor.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of moor.

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Examples

  • The faeries of the world all seem to live in English moors, Scottish highlands, or Irish bogs – at least they do if you read a lot of ‘traditional’ fantasy.

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  • When the LDL via its apoprotein moors to the receptor it is internalized by the normal healthy receptor.

    Physiology or Medicine 1985 - Press Release

  • So free were we in our isolation upon those Yorkshire moors from the trammels of conventionality (one might almost say, civilization), that I think we should have come to begrudge the ordinary interchange of the neighborly courtesies of life, but for occasional lectures from Mrs. Arkwright, and for going out visiting from time to time.

    Six to Sixteen: A Story for Girls

  • They explicitly defined the setting as the "moors"-- where "Wuthering Heights" famously took place and where there is indeed a varied landscape of cliffs, bluffs, forests, rivers, and sure why not? waterfalls.

    Review: The Wolfman

  • The moors were a great resource this spring; Emily and Charlotte walked out on them perpetually, “to the great damage of our shoes, but I hope, to the benefit of our health.”

    The Life of Charlotte Bronte

  • She did not care to know fresh people; she hates strangers; to walk with her bulldog, Keeper, over the moors is her best adventure.

    Emily Brontë

  • The moors were a great resource this spring; Emily and Charlotte walked out on them perpetually, "to the great damage of our shoes, but I hope, to the benefit of our health."

    Life of Charlotte Brontë — Volume 1

  • Living rough on the moors are a band of gypsies (including Geraldine Chaplin as the wizened crone, Maleva).

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  • The rain arrives to give me a helping hand, and the trudge over the moors is a lonely one, without sight of another human being for several hours.

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  • On the contrary, the Squire's influence, as a man of family and property in the immediate neighbourhood, who actually kept greyhounds and pointers, and at least talked of hunters and of racers, ascertained him the support of the whole class of bucks, half and whole bred, from the three next counties; and if more inducements were wanting, he could grant his favourites the privilege of shooting over his moors, which is enough to turn the head of a young Scottishman at any time.

    St. Ronan's Well

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