• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mora A game of guessing the number of fingers extended in a quick movement of the hand, -- much played by Italians of the lower classes.
    • n Mora (Bot) A leguminous tree of Guiana and Trinidad (Dimorphandra excelsa); also, its timber, used in shipbuilding and making furniture.
    • n Mora (Rom. & Civil Law) Delay; esp., culpable delay; postponement.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mora In ancient prosody, the unit of time, equivalent to the ordinary or normal short; the semeion or primary time. See time.
    • n mora In civillaw, any unjustifiable delay in the fulfilment of an obligation, for which the party delaying is responsible. It may be either on the side of the debtor who refuses to fulfil or on that of the creditor who refuses to accept. In the first case it gives rise to an action for damages, in the latter case the debtor is discharged of liability for the loss of the thing.
    • n mora An old game still common in Italy, in which one of the players, after raising the right hand, suddenly lowers it, with one or more of the fingers extended, the other players trying to guess the number so extended.
    • n mora A majestic leguminous tree, Dimorphandra (Mora) excelsa, abounding in Guiana and Trinidad. Its hard tough wood is much esteemed for ship-building, and is also fitted for cabinet-work by its susceptibility of polish, its chestnut-brown color, and its sometimes figured grain.
    • n mora In Greek antiquity, one of the six main divisions of the army of Sparta, commanded by a polemarch.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mora mō′ra (law) delay, esp. unjustifiable.
    • n Mora mō′ra an ancient game played from China to Peru, the aim being to guess the number of fingers held out by a player.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

Moras then asked them into his arbour.
"Under Wellington's Command" by G. A. Henty
I will break in a bit just here to speak of an incident which occurred that very night in the modest boudoir of Madame de la Mora.
"The Black Wolf's Breed" by Harris Dickson
The stirring speech of the young noble at Mora Church had not been made in vain.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 9 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
First of all, to the hotel de Mora.
"The Nabob, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Alphonse Daudet
The governor, Francisco Castro de Moraes, made no attempt to stop him until his arrival at the city.
"Journal of a Voyage to Brazil" by Maria Graham
We must do Mora the justice to say that he was no follower of the crowd.
"The Nabob, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by Alphonse Daudet
As the king approached the morae, some of his own followers even drew back, and formed a knot at a distance.
"The Cruise of the Mary Rose" by William H. G. Kingston
Nec mora: percusso mendacibus aere pennis Abripit Iliaden.
"Parodies of Ballad Criticism (1711-1787)" by William Wagstaffe
After tea Mrs. Mora insisted on Olive's retiring for the night.
"Olive A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
Effectus impediret ne segnis mora, Finxere antiqui talem effigiem temporis.
"Notes and Queries, Number 66, February 1, 1851" by Various

In poetry:

Like thee, we hail'd the matin song,
The flatt'ring gale, and faithless tide!--
How sweet! by zephyrs borne along,
My Harp and Mora by my side!
"The Harp. A Legendary Tale. In Two Parts" by Hector MacNeill
Till shunn'd by ev'ry constant maid;
Condemn'd by friends; by kindred prest;
Deceitful thus, in smiles array'd,
Mora the sorrowing youth addrest:
"The Harp. A Legendary Tale. In Two Parts" by Hector MacNeill
'For thee, O Mora! oft it rung,
To guard thee from each rival's art;
And now, though broken and unstrung,
It guards from death thy constant heart.'
"The Harp. A Legendary Tale. In Two Parts" by Hector MacNeill
First pale, then crimson grew his cheek,
And sorely shook his manly frame!
His fault'ring tongue refus'd to speak,
Save to repeat his Mora's name --
"The Harp. A Legendary Tale. In Two Parts" by Hector MacNeill
He hath the curse of Mora–
Yet blessed of all is he
Whose dew-wet eyes uplifted
See what we fain would see–
One crowned with scarlet berries
Of the sacred quicken tree.
"The Curse Of Mora" by Anna Johnston MacManus
The fretted fires of Mora
Blew o'er him in the night,
He thrills no more at loving,
Nor weeps for lost delight,
For when those flames have bitten
Both joy and grief take flight.
"The Curse Of Mora" by Anna Johnston MacManus

In news:

UCLA head coach Jim Mora gestures during the second half of their NCAA college football game against Houston, Saturday, Sept 15, 2012, in Pasadena, Calif.
For the second consecutive day, UCLA Bruins coach Jim Mora was singing the praises of the USC Trojans offense Wednesday, and this time he took it a step further.
Mora , Mackel compare Chiefs, Saints.
UCLA Coach Jim Mora has tried all season to keep city rivalry on a back burner, but there's no avoiding it this week.
Heat is on as UCLA Coach Jim Mora prepares for his first USC game.
Jim Mora , post-practice Wednesday.
UCLA coach Jim Mora met with members of the media Wednesday after practice and talked about preparations for Saturday's game at Washington State, the difficult trip to Pullman, Wash.
UCLA coach Jim Mora tells reporters that the person responsible for a fake Randall Goforth Twitter account should go to jail.
Twitter account unleashed the inner Jim Mora on Tuesday.
UCLA's Mora upset over Twitter impostor.
UCLA Bruins coach Jim Mora said he received an apology from the Pac-12 Conference regarding how referees handled the opening coin toss Saturday against Arizona State, but the Pac-12 said no such apology occurred.
UCLA coach Jim Mora has finally seen enough of the punt return follies that have plagued his team throughout this season.
UCLA Bruins looking solid in Jim Mora 's 1st season.
Tucson News NowUCLA Bruins looking solid in Jim Mora 's 1st season.
Jim Mora won't get much time to enjoy No 25 UCLA's season.

In science:

Nino-Mora , All of the results obtain only bounds on the stationary probabilities.
Computing stationary probability distributions and large deviation rates for constrained random walks. The undecidability results
We thank Florent Krzakala, Thierry Mora, Martin Weigt, Guilhem Semerjian and Federico RicciTersenghi for very nice discussions and comments.
The number of matchings in random graphs
In Section 3 we outline the proof of the results on the existence of clusters and explain their relationship to the work of Mora, M ´ezard, and Zecchina [20, 21].
On the Solution-Space Geometry of Random Constraint Satisfaction Problems
Mora et. al [MMZ05b] proved that all problems q -overlap-k-SAT, k ≥ 2 have a sharp threshold.
Satisfying assignments of Random Boolean CSP: Clusters and Overlaps
The three- and four-body problems concerning the atom-dimer and the dimer-dimer scattering in quasi-1D configurations has been solved by Mora et al.
Theory of ultracold Fermi gases