2. (Hist.) Any individual of the swarthy races of Africa or Asia which have adopted the Mohammedan
religion. "In Spanish history the terms Moors, Saracens, and Arabs are synonymous." Internat. Cyc.
(Moor), n. [OE. mor, AS. mor moor, morass; akin to D. moer moor, G. moor, and prob. to Goth.
marei sea, E. mere. See Mere a lake.]
1. An extensive waste covered with patches of heath, and having a poor, light soil, but sometimes marshy,
and abounding in peat; a heath.
In her girlish age she kept sheep on the moor.Carew.
2. A game preserve consisting of moorland.
Moor buzzard (Zoöl.), the marsh harrier. [Prov. Eng.] Moor coal (Geol.), a friable variety of lignite.
Moor cock (Zoöl.), the male of the moor fowl or red grouse of Europe. Moor coot. (Zoöl.) See
Gallinule. Moor fowl. (Zoöl.) (a) The European ptarmigan, or red grouse (Lagopus Scoticus). (b)
The European heath grouse. See under Heath. Moor game. (Zoöl.) Same as Moor fowl Moor
grass (Bot.), a tufted perennial grass found in mountain pastures of Europe. Moor hawk (Zoöl.),
the marsh harrier. Moor hen. (Zoöl.) (a) The female of the moor fowl. (b) A gallinule, esp. the
European species. See Gallinule. (c) An Australian rail Moor monkey (Zoöl.), the black macaque
of Borneo Moor titling (Zoöl.), the European stonechat (Pratinocola rubicola).
(Moor) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Moored (m&oomacrd); p. pr. & vb. n. Mooring.] [Prob. fr. D. marren
to tie, fasten, or moor a ship. See Mar.]
1. (Naut.) To fix or secure, as a vessel, in a particular place by casting anchor, or by fastening with
cables or chains; as, the vessel was moored in the stream; they moored the boat to the wharf.
2. Fig.: To secure, or fix firmly. Brougham.
(Moor), v. i. To cast anchor; to become fast.
On oozy ground his galleys moor.Dryden.
(Moor"age) n. A place for mooring.
(Moor"ball`) n. (Bot.) A fresh-water alga (Cladophora Ægagropila) which forms a globular mass.
(Moor"band`) n. See Moorpan.
(Moor"ess) n. A female Moor; a Moorish woman.
1. The act of confining a ship to a particular place, by means of anchors or fastenings.
2. That which serves to confine a ship to a place, as anchors, cables, bridles, etc.
3. pl. The place or condition of a ship thus confined.
And the tossed bark in moorings swings.Moore. Mooring block (Naut.), a heavy block of cast iron sometimes used as an anchor for mooring vessels.
(Moor"ish), a. [From 2d Moor.] Having the characteristics of a moor or heath. "Moorish fens."
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