Moldwarp
Moldwarp Mold"warp, Mouldwarp Mould"warp, n. [OE. moldwerp: AS. molde soil + weorpan to throw up; cf. OD. molworp, G. maulwurf, Icel. moldvarpa, Dan. muldvarp. See {Mold} soil, {Warp}, and cf. {Mole} the animal.] (Zo["o]l.) See {Mole} the animal. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

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  • moldwarp — (n.) also mouldwarp, early 14c., moldewarp, from P.Gmc. *moldo worpo(n) , lit. earth thrower, from to O.E. molde earth, soil (see MOLE (Cf. mole) (2) + weorpan to throw (see WARP (Cf. warp) (v.)). Common Germanic, Cf. O.S. moldwerp …   Etymology dictionary

  • moldwarp — /mohld wawrp /, n. the common European mole, Talpa europaea. [1275 1325; ME moldwerp lit., earth thrower (see MOLD3, WARP); c. OS moldwerp, MHG moltwerf] * * * moldwarp same as ↑mouldwarp …   Useful english dictionary

  • moldwarp — /mohld wawrp /, n. the common European mole, Talpa europaea. [1275 1325; ME moldwerp lit., earth thrower (see MOLD3, WARP); c. OS moldwerp, MHG moltwerf] * * * …   Universalium

  • Mouldwarp — Moldwarp Mold warp, Mouldwarp Mould warp, n. [OE. moldwerp: AS. molde soil + weorpan to throw up; cf. OD. molworp, G. maulwurf, Icel. moldvarpa, Dan. muldvarp. See {Mold} soil, {Warp}, and cf. {Mole} the animal.] (Zo[ o]l.) See {Mole} the animal …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blarina brevicauda — Mole Mole, n. [OE. molle, either shortened fr. moldwerp, or from the root of E. mold soil: cf. D. mol, OD. molworp. See {Moldwarp}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any insectivore of the family {Talpid[ae]}. They have minute eyes and ears, soft fur, and very… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Condylura cristata — Mole Mole, n. [OE. molle, either shortened fr. moldwerp, or from the root of E. mold soil: cf. D. mol, OD. molworp. See {Moldwarp}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any insectivore of the family {Talpid[ae]}. They have minute eyes and ears, soft fur, and very… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Duck mole — Mole Mole, n. [OE. molle, either shortened fr. moldwerp, or from the root of E. mold soil: cf. D. mol, OD. molworp. See {Moldwarp}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any insectivore of the family {Talpid[ae]}. They have minute eyes and ears, soft fur, and very… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Golden mole — Mole Mole, n. [OE. molle, either shortened fr. moldwerp, or from the root of E. mold soil: cf. D. mol, OD. molworp. See {Moldwarp}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any insectivore of the family {Talpid[ae]}. They have minute eyes and ears, soft fur, and very… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gryllotalpa borealis — Mole Mole, n. [OE. molle, either shortened fr. moldwerp, or from the root of E. mold soil: cf. D. mol, OD. molworp. See {Moldwarp}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any insectivore of the family {Talpid[ae]}. They have minute eyes and ears, soft fur, and very… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gryllotalpa vulgaris — Mole Mole, n. [OE. molle, either shortened fr. moldwerp, or from the root of E. mold soil: cf. D. mol, OD. molworp. See {Moldwarp}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any insectivore of the family {Talpid[ae]}. They have minute eyes and ears, soft fur, and very… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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