TEM8 GRE TOEFL
1. mount / mountain => mound => moat.
2. m- (漠河) + oat => 护城河里填满了燕麦。
3. mo- (漠河) + at => 在漠河。
- moat:  The word moat originally meant a ‘mound’ or ‘embankment’ (this has since been hived off into the specialized form motte). The word was borrowed from Old French mote or motte ‘hill, mound’, whose ultimate source was probably a Gaulish mutt or mutta. The use of the word for the mound on which a castle keep was built led in Old French or Anglo-Norman to its reapplication to the ditch surrounding such a mound.
- moat (n.)
- mid-14c., from Old French mote "mound, hillock, embankment; castle built on a hill" (12c.; Modern French motte), from Medieval Latin mota "mound, fortified height," of unknown origin, perhaps from Gaulish mutt, mutta. Sense shifted in Norman French from the castle mound to the ditch dug around it. As a verb, "to surround with a moat," early 15c.
- 1. The castle had a deep moat which emptied into the lake.
- 2. A fire on the city gate brings disaster to the fish in the moat.
- 3. The Moat House stood not far from the rough forest road.
- 4. The medieval town was fortified with a high wall and a deep moat.
- 5. The medieval town a high wall and a deep moat.
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