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Today’s Words Of The Day: Motte and Bailey & Quay

motte and bailey
noun
: a medieval Norman castle consisting of two connecting ditched stockaded mounds with the higher mound surmounted by the keep and the lower one containing barracks and other buildings

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bailey?show=2&t=1350600181

quay
noun \ˈkē, ˈkā, ˈkwā\

: a structure built parallel to the bank of a waterway for use as a landing place

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quay

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