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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Moor, n.
 1. An extensive waste covered with patches of heath, and having a poor, light soil, but sometimes marshy, and abounding in peat; a heath.
    In her girlish age she kept sheep on the moor.   --Carew.
 2. A game preserve consisting of moorland.
 Moor buzzard Zool., the marsh harrier. [Prov. Eng.]
 Moor coal Geol., a friable variety of lignite.
 Moor cock Zool., the male of the moor fowl or red grouse of Europe.
 Moor coot. Zool. See Gallinule.
 Moor game. Zool. Same as Moor fowl.
 Moor grass Bot., a tufted perennial grass (Sesleria caerulea), found in mountain pastures of Europe.
 Moor hawk Zool., the marsh harrier.
 Moor hen. Zool. (a) The female of the moor fowl. (b) A gallinule, esp. the European species. See Gallinule. (c) An Australian rail (Tribonyx ventralis).
 Moor monkey Zool., the black macaque of Borneo (Macacus maurus).
 Moor titling Zool., the European stonechat (Pratinocola rubicola).