from The Century Dictionary.
- Marshy; fenny; boggy; watery.
- noun A blue cloth principally manufactured in the presidency of Madras in India and exported to the Malay peoples of the south.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Of or pertaining to moors; marshy; fenny; boggy; moorish.
- noun A kind of blue cloth made in India.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective resembling a
moor; swampy; boggy.
- noun A kind of
blue clothmade in India.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
After I had walked about half a mile the pass widened considerably and a little way further on debauched on some wild moory ground.
We were now on an extensive moory elevation, having the brook which forms the Rhyadr a little way on our left.
We bore to the south down a descent, and came to some moory, quaggy ground intersected with water-courses.
So I dashed down the moory slope on my right, and presently saw the object again — and now I saw that it was water.
The way lay over dreary, moory hills; at last it began to descend, and
Having reached the top of the hill I entered upon a wild moory region.
The land was moory and rocky, with nothing grand about it, and the miller described it well when he said it was tir gwael — mean land.
Leaving the bridge, I ascended a gentle acclivity, and presently reached what appeared to be a tract of moory undulating ground.
I passed by a moor on my left, then a moory hillock on my right; the way was broken and stony; all traces of the good roads of Wales had disappeared; the habitations which I saw by the way were miserable hovels into and out of which large sows were stalking, attended by their farrows.
After wandering for some miles towards the south over a bleak moory country I came to a place called Fair Rhos, a miserable village, consisting of a few half-ruined cottages, situated on the top of a hill.