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to void the excrement, as a bird; to mute
Origin: [See Mute to molt.]
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Moate is a town in County Westmeath, Ireland.
The name An Móta is derived from the term motte-and-bailey, as the Normans built an example of this type of fortification here. The earthwork is still visible behind the buildings on the main street.
The town later became an important marketplace and Quaker village. There are several extant examples of Quaker houses on the main street, which itself is typical of an Irish marketplace.
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