• WordNet 3.6
    • n Morocco a kingdom (constitutional monarchy) in northwestern Africa with a largely Muslim population; achieved independence from France in 1956
    • n morocco a soft pebble-grained leather made from goatskin; used for shoes and book bindings etc.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1789, Morocco became the first country to recognize the United States.
    • n Morocco A fine kind of leather, prepared commonly from goatskin (though an inferior kind is made of sheepskin), and tanned with sumac and dyed of various colors; -- said to have been first made by the Moors.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n morocco Leather made from goatskins, tanned with sumac, originally in the Barbary States, but afterward very largely in the Levant, and now produced in Europe from skins imported from Asia and Africa. The peculiar qualities of true morocco are great firmness of texture with flexibility, and a grained surface, of which there are many varieties. This surface is produced by an embossing process called graining. True morocco is of extreme hardness, and makes the most durable bookbindings; it is used also for upholstering seats and for similar purposes, and to a certain extent in shoemaking.
    • n morocco Leather made in imitation of this, often of sheepskins, and used for the same purposes, but much more largely in shoemaking.
    • n morocco A very strong kind of ale anciently made in Cumberland, said to have a certain amount of beef among its ingredients, the recipe being kept a secret.
    • morocco Made or consisting of morocco; also, of the common red color of morocco leather.
    • morocco To convert into morocco.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Morocco mo-rok′ō a fine goat-skin leather, tanned with sumac, first brought from Morocco, afterwards from the Levant and elsewhere: a sheep-skin leather in imitation of this: a very strong ale, anciently brewed in Cumberland
    • adj Morocco consisting of Morocco
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  • Donald Grey Barnhouse
    Donald Grey Barnhouse
    “Men may not read the gospel in sealskin, or the gospel in morocco, or the gospel in cloth covers, but they can't get away from the gospel in shoe leather.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Named from Morocco, the country. Cf. Morris the dance


In literature:

Price per vol., cloth, $1.50; half morocco, gilt top, $1.75.
"Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work" by P. Chalmers Mitchell
Morocco (leather) = marokeno.
"English-Esperanto Dictionary" by John Charles O'Connor and Charles Frederic Hayes
Antique or best plain morocco, 10s.
"The Lieutenant and Commander" by Basil Hall
Cloth, per volume, $3.50; red cloth, extra, Roxburgh style, uncut edges, $3.50; sheep, library style, $4.50; half Turkey morocco, $6.00.
"The Vicissitudes of Bessie Fairfax" by Harriet Parr
It is constructed as follows: First, procure a piece of morocco or thin leather.
"Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making" by William Hamilton Gibson
It is bound in red morocco.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
Razilly had his commission cancelled and proceeded to Morocco.
"The Makers of Canada: Champlain" by N. E. Dionne
Hamilton Burton deliberately unlocked the morocco brief-case with its gold clasp.
"Destiny" by Charles Neville Buck
Even in Morocco similar sudden floodings occur every rainy season.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 1" by James Richardson
He laid upon the table a very familiar morocco case, stamped with a coronet.
"The Black Box" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
In 1911 Germany tried to force France out of Morocco.
"A School History of the Great War" by Albert E. McKinley, Charles A. Coulomb, and Armand J. Gerson
Bind the morocco with ribbon.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, Nov 1877-Nov 1878" by Various
It is in blue morocco binding.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Three" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
A folio volume bound in red morocco, bearing the Bethune arms.
"The Tales Of The Heptameron, Vol. V. (of V.)" by Margaret, Queen Of Navarre
In antique morocco, or tree-calf, $10.00.
"The Olden Time Series, Vol. 1: Curiosities of the Old Lottery" by Henry M. Brooks
In 1593 the Emperor of Morocco applied to Philip II.
"Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects and Curiosities of Art (Vol. 3 of 3)" by S. Spooner
I have already mentioned the influence of the Shereef of Morocco.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 2" by James Richardson
From the dangers which destroy calf and Russia leather, morocco is measurably free.
"A Book for All Readers" by Ainsworth Rand Spofford
Besides, it is unlikely that copies for kitchen use would be strongly bound in morocco.
"The Book-Hunter at Home" by P. B. M. Allan
Are they to conduct us to the Emperor of Morocco?
"Perils and Captivity" by Charlotte-Adélaïde [née Picard] Dard

In poetry:

We waited long for fiery Morocco,
Now with Guinea and Togo she has come,
All free and equal in the sisterhood,
Like Swazi, Zululand and the Congo.
"Hail! United States of Africa" by Marcus Mosiah Garvey
Hashishes from Morocco
Hemp smokers from Peru
And the Shashnicks from Bagoon, who smoke the deadly Pugaroo
And those who call it 'Light of Life'
And those that call it 'Boo'
"The Worlds Greatest Smoke Off" by Shel Silverstein
Sea-breeze from Morocco touched the water.
Simooms blew. In snowdrifts snored Archangel.
Candles swam; the rough draft of 'The Prophet'
Slowly dried, and dawn broke on the Ganges
"1918" by Boris Pasternak
Of books but few,—some fifty score
For daily use, and bound for wear;
The rest upon an upper floor;—
Some little luxury there
Of red morocco's gilded gleam
And vellum rich as country cream.
"Contentment" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
It was a vow most solemn that my lord the Cid had made.
Now merry were the ladies and not so much afraid.
Those Moors out of Morocco in mighty haste they sped,
And on into the gardens they entered without dread.
"The Lay of the Cid - Cantar II" by Anonymous European
My lord Cid and his followers thereof were glad and fain.
And now was winter over, for March would come again.
And of the countries oversea 'tis my desire to tell,
Even of the King Yussuf in Morocco that did dwell.
"The Lay of the Cid - Cantar II" by Anonymous European

In news:

Ron's stunningly beautiful photography celebrates the quiet majesty and natural spirituality of places as diverse as Ireland, Morocco, Italy and Bhutan.
Illness forces Clinton to delay trip to Morocco.
The State Department said Sunday that Clinton's illness has forced her to move her flight to Morocco from Monday to Tuesday.
Imam Mohamed Ziani rests and prepares for Friday prayer in his home outside Casablanca, Morocco.
RABAT, Morocco — Morocco has made progress in reducing the number of girls working as domestic servants but much more needs to be done, Human Rights Watch reported Thursday.
Morocco's human-rights lobby is striving to prevent a backward turn.
Photovoltaic Micro-plants by Isofoton (Morocco Photo credit: Wikipedia).
Measuring the march of time, culture in Morocco.
TERRE HAUTE — I spent 10 days in Morocco in October.
Travel Troubles: Americans Susan (Cate Blanchett) and Richard (Brad Pitt) encounter problems in Morocco.
The report said Eddinne, a Syrian national, was born in 1961 and had been the honorary consul of Morocco since 2001.
Morocco is preparing to host next Wednesday a meeting of the Friends of Syria, an alliance of countries backing the rebels battling Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime.
It would help support 'Green Morocco Plan' development programs by providing relevant advisories to farmers and investors throughout Morocco .
Brothers Tahar, left, and Slimane Boungabe, in their house in Ain Leuh, Morocco .
While it seems rather intimidating, this is just what Lynnville-Sully senior Nahla Lakouait did just two months ago after leaving Morocco for a year-long study abroad program in August.

In science:

Permanent address, Universit´e Moulay Ismail, Facult´e des Sciences et Techniques, D´epartement de Math´ematiques, Groupe de Physique Math´ematique, Boutalamine B.P.509, Errachidia, Morocco.
Between Quantum Virasoro Algebra \cal{L}_c and Generalized Clifford Algebras
Fontana, Kaplansky ideal transform: a survey, Advances in commutative ring theory (Proceedings of third F`es (Morocco) conference on commutative algebra), Lecture Notes in Pure and Applied Mathematics 205, pp. 271-306, Dekker, New York, 1999. M.
Integral Domains whose Simple Overrings are Intersections of Localizations
Centre National de l’Energie, des Sciences et des Techniques Nucl´eaires, B.P. 1382, R.P. 10001, Rabat, Morocco R.
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee
Khoulaki Université Hassan II Aïn Chock, Faculté des sciences. B.P. 5366 Maarif, Casablanca, Morocco J.
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee, April 2011
Ghazlane Centre National de l’Energie, des Sciences et des Techniques Nucléaires, B.P. 1382, R.P. 10001, Rabat, Morocco R. E.
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee, April 2011
Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Sciences Semlalia Cadi Ayyad University, B.P. 2390 Marrakesh, Morocco.
A Simple Proof of Berry-Ess\'een Bounds for the Quadratic Variation of the Subfractional Brownian Motion
The Centre will be operated and supported by its eleven member countries (Armenia, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Palestine and Turkey) with support from countries including, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland and USA.
The world of synchrotrons
Khoulaki Université Hassan II A ïn Chock, Faculté des sciences. B.P. 5366 Maarif, Casablanca, Morocco M.
Tests of a particle flow algorithm with CALICE test beam data
Kabba j, Quelques probl`emes sur la th´eorie des spectres en alg`ebre commutative, Thesis of Doctorat Es-Sciences, University of F`es, F`es, Morocco, 1989. I.
The dimension of tensor products of k-algebras arising from pullbacks
Zerouaoui Universit´e Ibn Tofail, Facult´e des Sciences, D´epartement de Physique, Laboratoire de Physique de la Mati`ere et Rayonnement (LPMR), K´enitra, Morocco.
F-Susy And The Three States Potts Model
The observations were in Egypt, Morocco, Syria and Yemen.
New additional material of meteor showers during 9th -19th centuries in the Islamic history
Also at Universit´e Choua¨ıb Doukkali, Facult´e des Sciences, El Jadida, Morocco.
Non-linear supersymmetric Sigma-Model for Scalar Classical Waves