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"Thy mother's soul has passed into mine," said the Moor, tenderly.

"Fame lies to us, then," answered the Moor, with some surprise.

Boabdil motioned to the Moor to withdraw, and an alfaqui advanced in his stead.

And never was known, to Moor or Christian, the future fate of the hero of Granada.

Muza was at the door; but the Moor paused irresolutely, ere he dismounted.

As he drew up upon the moor the clock of Chedzoy struck one.

Art thou, then, prepared to confess thy knowledge of the Moor?

Aboukar, for such was the Moor's name, then ushered in his kinsman.

Yet a single atheling up she seized fast and firm, as she fled to the moor.

The words re-echoed from the moor: the streaks of fog descended.

WORD ORIGIN

"to fasten (a vessel) by a cable," late 15c., probably related to Old English mærels "mooring rope," via unrecorded *mærian "to moor," or possibly borrowed from Middle Low German moren or Middle Dutch maren "to moor," from West Germanic *mairojan. Related: Moored, mooring. French amarrer is from Dutch.

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