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. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

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  • mouldwarp — noun /ˈməʊldwɔːp/ A mole, Talpa europea. as the moldiwarp in Æsop told the fox [...], you complain of toys, but I am blind, be quiet [...] …   Wiktionary

  • mouldwarp — n. (Zoology) mole, burrowing rodent …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mouldwarp — n. Molewarp, mole …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • mouldwarp — mould·warp …   English syllables

  • mouldwarp — ˈmōldˌwȯrp archaic variant of moldwarp …   Useful english dictionary

  • mole — English has four distinct words mole. The oldest is ‘brown spot’ [OE]. It is the descendant of Old English māl, which meant broadly ‘discoloured mark’. This developed in Middle English to ‘spot on the skin’, but the specific sense ‘brown mark’… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • mole — English has four distinct words mole. The oldest is ‘brown spot’ [OE]. It is the descendant of Old English māl, which meant broadly ‘discoloured mark’. This developed in Middle English to ‘spot on the skin’, but the specific sense ‘brown mark’… …   Word origins

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • mole — n. 1. Jetty, pier, breakwater, mound, dike. 2. (Zool.) Mouldwarp, molewarp …   New dictionary of synonyms

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