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motte n.

Andrew Motte (1696—1734) engraver and writer on natural philosophy

Benjamin Motte (1693—1738) bookseller and printer

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Houdar de la Motte

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motte and bailey castle

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John La Motte (1577—1655) merchant

 

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A steep mound on which stood the keep of an 11th- or 12th-century castle. Motte-and-bailey was a post-Roman and Norman system of defence consisting of a motte surmounted by a tower, placed within a bailey with an enclosing ditch and palisade.

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