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mot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n MOT a compulsory annual test of older motor vehicles for safety and exhaust fumes
    • n mot a clever remark
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mot A note or brief strain on a bugle.
    • Mot A pithy or witty saying; a witticism. "Here and there turns up a . . . savage mot ."
    • Mot A word; hence, a motto; a device. "Tarquin's eye may read the mot afar."
    • v Mot mōt May; must; might. "He moot as well say one word as another""The wordes mote be cousin to the deed.""Men moot i.e., one only] give silver to the poore freres."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mot An obsolete form of mote.
    • n mot A word; a motto.
    • n mot (F. pron. mō). A saying, especially a brief and forcible or witty saying; a bon-mot.
    • n mot A note on the bugle, hunting-horn, or the like; also, a note in the musical notation for such instruments.
    • n mot An obsolete or dialectal form of moat.
    • n mot A mark for players at quoits.
    • n mot A small grove or clump of timber on a prairie, sometimes likened to an ‘island.’
    • n mot An ancient mechanical device used in India and other countries of the Orient for lifting water by animal power. It consists of a bucket or water-tight bag, raised by means of a rope fastened over a pulley, two bullocks or other animals being attached to the end of the rope.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mot a pithy or witty saying
    • n Mot mot a note on the bugle, &c., or its mark in musical notation.
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Quotations

  • Seneca
    Seneca
    “No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may mot be subdued by discipline.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Must (v.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. muttum, a murmur.

Usage

In literature:

Encore un mot; M. Crapelet m'a attaque et je me suis defendu.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
A joke, a banter, a bon-mot, make more impression upon the man of the world than all the grave notions of his religion.
"Superstition In All Ages (1732)" by Jean Meslier
You either have to have a written passport up here, or you must know the "mot" if challenged by the French sentries.
"Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915" by Anonymous
MOT: (-ive, -or); commo'tion; emo'tion (-al); locomo'tion (Lat.
"New Word-Analysis" by William Swinton
They worshiped it as a god, and called it Mot, or Mud.
"Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith" by Robert Patterson
Whoy, these are the jolliest fullows we uver mot.
"My New Curate" by P.A. Sheehan
The Fairport Guard fell into rank and followed their commander, while a motly crowd brought up the rear.
"The Boy Patriot" by Edward Sylvester Ellis
That day of us mot make desseveraunce!
"A Literary History of the English People" by Jean Jules Jusserand
The tiny feet did mot reach the bottom.
"Tess of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
Il n'est plus possible aujourd'hui a l'historien d'etre national dans le sens etroit du mot.
"A Lecture on the Study of History" by Lord Acton
Your mot'er was there.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
Enderby, Elizabeth, Gordon's mot 3-4.
"The Life of Gordon, Volume II" by Demetrius Charles Boulger
Avec soin, de ces vers lisez leur premiers mots, Vous verrez quel remede il faut a tous mes maux.
"The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana" by Vatsyayana
C'est, en un mot, une nature et une civilisation differentes des notres.
"Movement of the International Literary Exchanges, between France and North America from January 1845 to May, 1846" by Various
La, le, devant un mot qui commence par une voyelle, 45.
"An Introductorie for to Lerne to Read, To Pronounce, and to Speke French Trewly" by Anonymous
Quite appropriately his dying word was le mot de Cambronne.
"Ivory Apes and Peacocks" by James Huneker
Connaissez-vous un roi qui merite d'etre libre, dans le sens implicite du mot?...
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
At Thu-dan-mot, he had seen a lion carry off an old woman in the open market-place.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
Et ces mots m'amenent a la seconde partie de mon discours.
"Essays in Radical Empiricism" by William James
As neat as a mot well can be in our clumsy language.
"The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly" by Charles James Lever
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In poetry:

A bowl of straw to deck the head,
Like porringer unmeaning ;
A bunch of POPPIES flaming red,
With motly ribands streaming.
"Female Fashions for 1799" by Mary Darby Robinson
"I gaf hem grithe," then seide oure kyng,
"I say, so mot I the,
For sothe soche a zeman as he is on
In alle Ingland ar not thre.
"Robin Hood And The Monk" by Andrew Lang
Therof sche was foll fayne,
"Gramarsey, sir," than seyde sche;
"When ye com to thes contre ayen,
Y schall bey of they pottys, so mot y the."
"Robin Hood And The Potter" by Andrew Lang
"Y met hem bot at Wentbreg," seyde Lytyll John,
"And therfor yeffell mot he the,
Seche thre strokes he me gafe,
Yet they cleffe by my seydys.
"Robin Hood And The Potter" by Andrew Lang
Med slag du renar, med kniven du tvår,
mot din kärlek jag hårt vill mig värna,
det känns, som du tvådde så fläckar och sår
som livskraft och ljus ur min stjärna.
"Min Stjärnas Sånger" by Gustaf Froding
"Potter, what was they pottys worthe
To Notynggam that y ledde with me?"
"They wer worth two nobellys," seyd he,
"So mot y treyffe or the;
So cowde y had for tham,
And y had ther be."
"Robin Hood And The Potter" by Andrew Lang

In news:

The Days of Bons Mots and Arranged Marriages.
TECH & YOU PODCASTWhen Motorola's (MOT.
MOT preparing light touch for 'Barber of Seville'.
Kptm.com Mercedes-Benz My Service Revolutionises Car Servicing and MoT .
54 (Previous rank: 49) Get quote: MOT .
Moët's party with Ne-Yo may not have been the event of the year, but the Champagne was delicious.
At the end of October his group, Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH), announced that it had amassed a 17.1% stake in Hermès, a family-owned maker of silk scarves and expensive handbags .
As it turns out, Hermès International is still upset about LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton's slowly growing (first, it was 17.1 percent, now it's 22.3 percent, and soon it'll be a billi — kidding?
All the Young Dudes Tune In for 'MOT,' the Hoopla .
If you thought kites only came in diamond shapes, it's time you made it to the Frank Mots International Kite Festival in Veterans Park.
It's not often that I elect to have my "bon mots" appear in this Democratic Party booster paper, but my senses took a shock at the election results.
Marin artist Mot (aka Thomas Garcia), sits by a fairy castle he made in the yard of his home in San Geronimo, Calif on Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012.
IN MANY WAYS, San Geronimo artist MOT is a lot like Da Vinci.
New Air Force Chief a MOT.
The study shows how brands can help moms make the mot of the time they spend with their families.
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In science:

Tits, Le probl`eme des mots dans les groupes de Coxeter, Symposia Math., 1, (1968) pp.
Convex Rank Tests and Semigraphoids
In the first stage, standard laser cooling techniques are applied to decelerate the atoms in an atomic beam and to accumulate them in a magneto-optic trap (MOT); for a description of our particular setup see Refs. [63, 50].
Ultracold Fermi gases in the BEC-BCS crossover: a review from the Innsbruck perspective
This approach offers the advantage of a large volume and efficient transfer from a MOT with minimum loading losses.
Ultracold Fermi gases in the BEC-BCS crossover: a review from the Innsbruck perspective
To facilitate direct loading from the MOT, the optical dipole traps used in these experiments have to start with initially very high laser power.
Ultracold Fermi gases in the BEC-BCS crossover: a review from the Innsbruck perspective
The much higher temperatures of lithium in a MOT of typically a few hundred microkelvin require deep traps with a potential depth of the order of 1 mK.
Ultracold Fermi gases in the BEC-BCS crossover: a review from the Innsbruck perspective
Note that, when loaded from the MOT, the spin mixture of states 1 and 2 in the optical dipole trap is incoherent from the very beginning.
Ultracold Fermi gases in the BEC-BCS crossover: a review from the Innsbruck perspective
The reflective gold surface is used to form a mirror magneto-optical trap (MOT) as a reservoir of pre-cooled atoms.
Progress in atom chips and the integration of optical microcavities
The coils used for the MOT are seen in the figure.
Progress in atom chips and the integration of optical microcavities
In this work the lower cavity was not used. A mirror is used to form a reflection MOT directly above the cavities.
Progress in atom chips and the integration of optical microcavities
Average time-of-flight signal of 34 MOT releases, with an integration time of 250 µs.
Progress in atom chips and the integration of optical microcavities
Peak fraction of power reflected versus detuning ∆LA when ωC = ωA for two different initial MOT numbers.
Progress in atom chips and the integration of optical microcavities
In this section, we describe observations of loss of atoms from the MOT due to Rydberg excitation.
Dynamics of Low-Density Ultracold Rydberg Gases
Both excitation beams have spatial dimensions on the order of the ∼ 1 mm size of the MOT.
Dynamics of Low-Density Ultracold Rydberg Gases
These photons are only observed coming from the MOT cloud under conditions of Rydberg excitation.
Dynamics of Low-Density Ultracold Rydberg Gases
As with the excitation lasers, the spatial size of the state-probe laser is comparable to the MOT cloud size.
Dynamics of Low-Density Ultracold Rydberg Gases
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