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English Dictionary: mole by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
mole
n
  1. the molecular weight of a substance expressed in grams; the basic unit of amount of substance adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    Synonym(s): gram molecule, mole, mol
  2. a spy who works against enemy espionage
    Synonym(s): counterspy, mole
  3. spicy sauce often containing chocolate
  4. a small congenital pigmented spot on the skin
  5. a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away
    Synonym(s): breakwater, groin, groyne, mole, bulwark, seawall, jetty
  6. small velvety-furred burrowing mammal having small eyes and fossorial forefeet
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Mole \Mole\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Moled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Moling}.]
      1. To form holes in, as a mole; to burrow; to excavate; as,
            to mole the earth.
  
      2. To clear of molehills. [Prov. Eng.] --Pegge.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Mole \Mole\, n. [OE. molle, either shortened fr. moldwerp, or
      from the root of E. mold soil: cf. D. mol, OD. molworp. See
      {Moldwarp}.]
      1. (Zo[94]l.) Any insectivore of the family {Talpid[91]}.
            They have minute eyes and ears, soft fur, and very large
            and strong fore feet.
  
      Note: The common European mole, or moldwarp ({Talpa
               Europ[91]a}), is noted for its extensive burrows. The
               common American mole, or shrew mole ({Scalops
               aquaticus}), and star-nosed mole ({Condylura cristata})
               have similar habits.
  
      Note: In the Scriptures, the name is applied to two
               unindentified animals, perhaps the chameleon and mole
               rat.
  
      2. A plow of peculiar construction, for forming underground
            drains. [U.S.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Mole \Mole\, n. [AS. m[be]l; akin to OHG. meil, Goth. mail Cf.
      {Mail} a spot.]
      1. A spot; a stain; a mark which discolors or disfigures.
            [Obs.] --Piers Plowman.
  
      2. 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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Mole \Mole\, n. [L. mola.]
      A mass of fleshy or other more or less solid matter generated
      in the uterus.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Mole \Mole\, n. [F. m[93]le, L. moles. Cf. {Demolish},
      {Emolument}, {Molest}.]
      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. --Brande & C.

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
   Mole
      Heb. tinshameth (Lev. 11:30), probably signifies some species of
      lizard (rendered in R.V., "chameleon"). In Lev. 11:18, Deut.
      14:16, it is rendered, in Authorized Version, "swan" (R.V.,
      "horned owl").
     
         The Heb. holed (Lev. 11:29), rendered "weasel," was probably
      the mole-rat. The true mole (Talpa Europoea) is not found in
      Palestine. The mole-rat (Spalax typhlus) "is twice the size of
      our mole, with no external eyes, and with only faint traces
      within of the rudimentary organ; no apparent ears, but, like the
      mole, with great internal organs of hearing; a strong, bare
      snout, and with large gnawing teeth; its colour a pale slate;
      its feet short, and provided with strong nails; its tail only
      rudimentary."
     
         In Isa. 2:20, this word is the rendering of two words _haphar
      peroth_, which are rendered by Gesenius "into the digging of
      rats", i.e., rats' holes. But these two Hebrew words ought
      probably to be combined into one (lahporperoth) and translated
      "to the moles", i.e., the rat-moles. This animal "lives in
      underground communities, making large subterranean chambers for
      its young and for storehouses, with many runs connected with
      them, and is decidedly partial to the loose debris among ruins
      and stone-heaps, where it can form its chambers with least
      trouble."
     
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