Moorish

Definitions

  • THE MOORISH GATE, SEVILLA
    THE MOORISH GATE, SEVILLA
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Moorish relating to or characteristic of the Moors "Moorish courtyard"
    • n Moorish a style of architecture common in Spain from the 13th to 16th centuries; characterized by horseshoe-shaped arches
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Additional illustrations & photos:

MOORISH KEYS IN THE CATHEDRAL OF SEVILLE MOORISH KEYS IN THE CATHEDRAL OF SEVILLE
MOORISH LAMP. ARCHÆOLOGICAL MUSEUM, MADRID MOORISH LAMP. ARCHÆOLOGICAL MUSEUM, MADRID
MOORISH DAGGER, 15TH CENTURY MOORISH DAGGER, 15TH CENTURY
IVORY BOX. MOORISH. 10TH CENTURY. SOUTH KENSINGTON MUSEUM IVORY BOX. MOORISH. 10TH CENTURY. SOUTH KENSINGTON MUSEUM
MOORISH CASKET. 11TH CENTURY. CATHEDRAL OF PAMPLONA MOORISH CASKET. 11TH CENTURY. CATHEDRAL OF PAMPLONA
MOORISH VASE AT THE ALHAMBRA MOORISH VASE AT THE ALHAMBRA

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Moorish Having the characteristics of a moor or heath. "Moorish fens."
    • a Moorish Of or pertaining to Morocco or the Moors; in the style of the Moors.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Moorish Marshy; resembling a. moor.
    • Moorish Belonging to a moor; growing on a moor: as, moorish reeds.
    • Moorish Having the qualities of a moor; characterless; barren.
    • Moorish Of or pertaining to the Moors.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Moorish resembling a moor: sterile: marshy: boggy
    • adj Moorish —(obs.) Morisk′
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See 1st Moor, and cf. Morris Moresque

Usage

In literature:

It was a wonder some of the numerous dogs, found in every Moorish village, did not give tongue at us.
"Salt Water" by W. H. G. Kingston
They, with my Moorish sword, had been placed in the centre of the raft, and so had been lost.
"Saved from the Sea" by W.H.G. Kingston
The queen was not unfavorably disposed, but the Moorish wars occupied her days and depleted her treasury.
"Beginnings of the American People" by Carl Lotus Becker
Lydia showed much more interest in the Moorish Pretender than she did in the pretender who walked by her side.
"The Angel of Terror" by Edgar Wallace
Around the walls were several recesses or niches, arched in the Moorish horse-shoe style.
"The Pirate City" by R.M. Ballantyne
Two powerful Moorish seamen accompanied him.
"The Middy and the Moors" by R.M. Ballantyne
Gibraltar is also named after a Moorish chief, called Tarik ibn Zeyad.
"Held Fast For England" by G. A. Henty
Where could we be safer than under the old Moorish flag?
"Much Darker Days" by Andrew Lang (AKA A. Huge Longway)
The houses of the Moorish quarter are built into the ancient city walls.
"Riviera Towns" by Herbert Adams Gibbons
Our Moorish robbers had all this, and more, to attract them.
"The Story of the Barbary Corsairs" by Stanley Lane-Poole
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In poetry:

Visiting the poor afflicted,
Infinite is her compassion,
Scorning not the Moorish beggar,
Nor the wretched Jew despising.
"Don Pedrillo" by Emma Lazarus
'O music of all moods and climes,
Vengeful, forgiving, sensuous, saintly,
Where still, between the Christian chimes,
The Moorish cymbal tinkles faintly!
"The Nightingale In The Study" by James Russell Lowell
The man, my friend, whose conscious heart
With virtue's sacred ardour glows,
Nor taints with death the envenom'd dart,
Nor needs the guard of Moorish bows:
"Horace: Book 1, Ode 22" by Samuel Johnson
Along a narrow Moorish street
A blue-eyed soldier strode.
(Ah, well-a-day.)
Veiled from her lashes to her feet
She stepped from her abode,
(Ah, lack-a-day.)
"An Episode" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
When bugles blow the soldier flies—
Though bitter tears may fall
(Ah, lack-a-day.)
A Moorish child with blue, blue eyes
Plays in the harem hall.
(Ah, well-a-day.)
"An Episode" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
In his tulip-garden there by the town,
Overlooking the sluggish stream,
With his Moorish cap and dressing-gown,
The old sea-captain, hale and brown,
Walks in a waking dream.
"A Dutch Picture. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fifth)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

Tucked into a bend of its river, the Andalusian town of Cordoba has a glorious Moorish past.
Or of Moorish fava stews.
Roslyn Fischer, left, at her ruined apartment on the first floor of Lido Beach Towers near Long Beach, once a Moorish hotel.
899,000 The Property: Among the many well-preserved historical homes in the Gold Coast, the one at 1325 North Dearborn Street stands out for its façade, which is graced with 17 Moorish arches, most of them trimmed with blue mosaic glass.
Zairi is fresh off his Japan and US tour, in which he promoted his new cookbook, Moorish Fusion Cuisine: Conquering the New World.
Tips on Helping the Moorish Idol to Survive in Captivity.
Roadside memorials and Moorish pasts.
Slow-Cooked Goat Shoulder Moorish Style.
Laura Morton's Moorish -Inspired Outdoor Kitchen.
The original circular dining room has had a rectangular addition, and both are decorated in strong Moorish design and color.
One of the most well-loved tapas throughout Spain is pincho moruno, or Moorish kebab.
This former Moorish capital is easily Spain's most flamboyant city.
After more than 30 years and a little Alhambra ticketing anxiety, Lynne Cantwell finally got to tour the Moorish citadel in Granada, Spain.
Chances are you've never had a craving for the Sephardic-Moorish food of Spain, the country's little-known but deeply influential cuisine.
I believe that there is a range of adaptability by species to captive conditions, and I think that the Moorish idol is just not very adaptable.
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