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Definitions of mole

  1. a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away
  2. a spy who works against enemy espionage
  3. the molecular weight of a substance expressed in grams; the basic unit of amount of substance adopted under the System International d'Unites
  4. small velvety- furred burrowing mammal having small eyes and fossorial forefeet
  5. a small congenital pigmented spot on the skin
  6. ( Mexican) spicy sauce often containing chocolate
  7. spicy sauce often containing chocolate
  8. the molecular weight of a substance expressed in grams; the basic unit of amount of substance adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
  9. A spot; a stain; a mark which discolors or disfigures.
  10. A spot, mark, or small permanent protuberance on the human body; esp., a spot which is dark- colored, from which commonly issue one or more hairs.
  11. A mass of fleshy or other more or less solid matter generated in the uterus.
  12. A mound or massive work formed of masonry or large stones, etc., laid in the sea, often extended either in a right line or an arc of a circle before a port which it serves to defend from the violence of the waves, thus protecting ships in a harbor; also, sometimes, the harbor itself.
  13. Any insectivore of the family Talpidae. They have minute eyes and ears, soft fur, and very large and strong fore feet.
  14. A plow of peculiar construction, for forming underground drains.
  15. To form holes in, as a mole; to burrow; to excavate; as, to mole the earth.
  16. To clear of molehills.
  17. Any of numerous burrowing mammals found in temperate regions and having minute eyes often covered with skin.
  18. A dark- colored mark or small lump on the skin; a small, soft- furred, burrowing animal with minute eyes, often covered with skin; a mound of large stones, etc., laid in the sea before a port to defend it from the force of the waves.
  19. Small circumscribed brownish elevation. Morbid uterine growth without shape.
  20. A permanent dark- brown spot or mark on the human skin.
  21. A small animal with very small eyes and soft fur, which burrows in the ground and casts up little heaps of mould.
  22. A breakwater.
  23. A large breakwater; small burrowing quadruped; natural mark on the body.
  24. A small spot on the skin; a stain or spot.
  25. A small, burrowing mammal.
  26. A jetty or breakwater.
  27. A small dark- brown protuberant spot on the human body.
  28. A mound of large stones laid in the sea before a port for protection.
  29. A small, soft- furred animal which burrows beneath the ground.
  30. A spot or permanent mark on some part of the human skin.
  31. A massive work of stones formed in the sea to protect a harbour from the violence of the waves; a huge shapeless mass.
  32. A small animal which burrows in the ground and throws up mould or earth.
  33. In med., a mass of fleshy matter generated in the uterus.
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Usage examples for mole

  1. A foreign naval base in the Mole St. Nicholas would be a menace to us, and one on which Washington would not look very kindly. – Plotting in Pirate Seas by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  2. " Ah, captain," Elsie said, laughingly, " you have a fashion of making a great mountain out of a little mole hill of kindness. – Elsie at Nantucket by Martha Finley
  3. La Mole my friend! – Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas
  4. King Charles the Eighth himself was there watching the practice of his gunners, when two light galleys ran across from Ischia, touching shore at the old mole and from one of them landed Don Federigo of Aragon, uncle of the King, who had dwelt at the French Court, and knew both Charles and his barons. – Naples Past and Present by Arthur H. Norway
  5. As the regiment, headed by all the bands of the garrison, marched gaily down to the New Mole where the transport- ship awaited it, an excited throng of spectators lined the way. – The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood by Arthur Griffiths
  6. Mole work- but he'll set the majority of the electors in that Castle Ward against you. – In the Mayor's Parlour by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  7. He got out of the carriage, and wrote an affectionate letter to his wife, making graceful allusion to her tenderness in especially dwelling upon the fact that his tiny daughter had like him a little mole behind the ear, and- remained in Germany. – Weird Tales. Vol. I by E. T. A. Hoffmann
  8. The mole she knew to be on her husband's shoulder, high up on the left side. –  by
  9. And now began again a tedious season of watching on the mole of Alger; but not to make this business as wearisome to others, I will pass that over and come at once to that joyful, happy morning, when, with but scant hope, looking down upon the deck of a galley entering the port, to our infinite delight and amazement we perceived Richard Godwin waving his hand to us in sign of recognition. – A Set of Rogues by Frank Barrett
  10. The news of the king's intention spread swiftly over the whole kingdom, whereupon for the third time the fox called together all her friends- the bear, the wolf, the kumrekusha, the mouse, the mole and the hare- to a general council. – Hero Tales and Legends of the Serbians by Woislav M. Petrovitch
  11. I held her gently to me, and could not help seeking whether she had a mole in the same place, to which she opposed but a feeble resistance. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  12. I'm not a mole nor a blind man. – Fort Lafayette or, Love and Secession by Benjamin Wood
  13. Ay, you've been always living on prospects; for my part, I'd rather have a mole hill in possession than a mountain in prospect. – Tales & Novels, Vol. IX [Contents: Harrington; Thoughts on Bores; Ormond] by Maria Edgeworth
  14. " He had an odd- shaped mole on his right cheek," she remarked. – The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories by Charles Weathers Bump
  15. We dropped anchor not far from the mole – The Bible in Spain by George Borrow
  16. One night the mole came to the quail and said, " Your little son is in the owl's nest." – The Book of Nature Myths by Florence Holbrook
  17. It must have been that he saw what was very like to fear written on my face, for he added after a short pause: Nay, nay, lad, do not let me persuade you into making mountains out of mole hills; but let us not fall into the mistake of failing to see the mole hills. – The Minute Boys of Boston by James Otis
  18. The mole in question lived under a piece of rock wall near the garden fence. – Carolyn of the Corners by Ruth Belmore Endicott
  19. Don't make a mountain out of a mole hill! – We Three by Gouverneur Morris
  20. " Here is just room enough for your head," she said, pointing to a mole hill which was just within the range of shade. – Dame Care by Hermann Sudermann

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