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Historical ContextPlay
Understanding 'moat' implies knowledge of medieval structures and their defense mechanisms. SlideHistorians explain how the moat was crucial for castle defense.
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Not Always WaterPlay
While commonly water-filled, 'moat' can refer to dry ditches providing a similar defense. SlideThey crossed the dry moat where the water had long evaporated.
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Metaphorical UsePlay
In a non-literal sense, 'moat' can symbolize any protective barrier or separation. SlideHer wealth created a social moat between her and her peers.