How to use Moats in a sentence
The whole castle is protected by high and massive walls and broad moats.
They are nearly all surrounded by strong mud walls and outer dry moats.
The castle was formerly defended by three moats, one of them formed by the Medway.
Bergschrunds, couloirs, moats and seracs peppered conversationsâ€”animated tales of past ascents of both ice and stone.
The moats were then categorized as ' moated enclosures with stronger defensive works ' .Advertisement
Water Markers Watkins considered circular moats to be fairly safe ley points.
Nineveh, according to Herodotus, was besieged by Cyaxares and the Medes but saved by Madyes and the Scythians some twenty or more years before the Medes in alliance with Nabopolassar, king of Babylon, finally took it, c. 606 B.C. Much conjecture has been lavished upon the varying accounts which have reached us of the capture, but it seems probable that a heavy flood or the besiegers burst the great dam and while thus emptying the moats launched a flood against the west wall on the inside and thus breached the defences.
The castle, formerly the ducal residence, is in the Bergstadt, defended by moats, and surrounded by beautiful gardens.
Nineveh was badly supplied with water for drinking; the inhabitants had to " turn their eyes to heaven for the rain," but Sennacherib conducted water by eighteen canals from the hills into the Husur and distributed its waters round the moats and into store tanks, or ponds, within the city.
The older city, including both the Zealand and Amager portions, was formerly surrounded by a complete line of ramparts and moats; but pleasant boulevards and gardens now occupy the westward or landward site of fortifications.Advertisement
The ramparts of the old town have long been converted into beautiful promenades and gardens, the moats forming a chain of lakes.
Bergschrunds, couloirs, moats and seracs peppered conversations—animated tales of past ascents of both ice and stone.
The soil was deep and fertile, and the towns were surrounded by moats with water brought from rivers or banked-up lakes.
Nearly in the centre of Kojimachi-ku, on an eminence, surrounded by moats, stood the castle of Yedo, formerly the residence of the shoguns, which was burnt down in 1873.