Mole



[mohl] /moʊl/

noun
1.
any of various small insectivorous mammals, especially of the family Talpidae, living chiefly underground, and having velvety fur, very small eyes, and strong forefeet.
2.
a spy who becomes part of and works from within the ranks of an enemy governmental staff or intelligence agency.
Compare .
3.
Machinery. a large, powerful machine for boring through earth or rock, used in the construction of tunnels.
[mohl] /moʊl/
noun
1.
a small, congenital spot or blemish on the human skin, usually of a dark color, slightly elevated, and sometimes hairy; nevus.
[mohl] /moʊl/
noun
1.
a massive structure, especially of stone, set up in the water, as for a breakwater or a pier.
2.
an anchorage or harbor protected by such a structure.
[mohl] /moʊl/
noun, Chemistry.
1.
the basic unit in the (SI), representing the amount of a substance expressed in grams containing as many atoms, molecules, or ions as the number of atoms in 12 grams of carbon-12 (which is , or 6.022 × 10 23).
[mohl] /moʊl/
noun, Pathology.
1.
a fleshy mass in the uterus formed by a hemorrhagic dead ovum.
[moh-ley; Spanish maw-le] /ˈmoʊ leɪ; Spanish ˈmɔ lɛ/
noun, Mexican Cookery.
1.
a spicy sauce flavored with chocolate, usually served with turkey or chicken.
/məʊl/
noun
1.
any small burrowing mammal, of the family Talpidae, of Europe, Asia, and North and Central America: order Insectivora (insectivores). They have velvety, typically dark fur and forearms specialized for digging
2.
golden mole, any small African burrowing molelike mammal of the family Chrysochloridae, having copper-coloured fur: order Insectivora (insectivores)
3.
(informal) a spy who has infiltrated an organization and, often over a long period, become a trusted member of it
/məʊl/
noun
1.
a breakwater
2.
a harbour protected by a breakwater
3.
a large tunnel excavator for use in soft rock
/məʊl/
noun
1.
(pathol) a nontechnical name for naevus
/məʊl/
noun
1.
the basic SI unit of amount of substance; the amount that contains as many elementary entities as there are atoms in 0.012 kilogram of carbon-12. The entity must be specified and may be an atom, a molecule, an ion, a radical, an electron, a photon, etc mol
/məʊl/
noun
1.
(pathol) a fleshy growth in the uterus formed by the degeneration of fetal tissues
/ˈməʊleɪ/
noun
1.
a spicy Mexican sauce made from chili and chocolate
n.

spot on skin, Old English mal “spot, mark, blemish,” especially on cloth or linen, from Proto-Germanic *mailan “spot, mark” (cf. Old High German meil, German Mal, Gothic mail “wrinkle”), from PIE root *mai- “to stain, defile” (cf. Greek miainein “to stain, defile,” see miasma). Specifically of dark marks on human skin from late 14c.

type of small burrowing mammal (Talpa europea), mid-14c., probably from obsolete moldwarp, literally “earth-thrower.” Spy sense first recorded 1974 in John le Carré (but suggested from early 20c.), from notion of “burrowing.” Metaphoric use for “one who works in darkness” is from c.1600.

“breakwater,” 1540s, from Middle French môle “breakwater” (16c.), ultimately from Latin moles “mass, massive structure, barrier,” from PIE root *mo- “to exert oneself” (cf. Greek molos “effort,” molis “hardly, scarcely;” German mühen “to tire,” müde “weary, tired;” Russian majat’ “to fatigue, exhaust,” maja “hard work”).

unit of molecular quantity, 1902, from German Mol coined 1900 by German chemist Wilhelm Ostwald (1853-1912), short for Molekül (see molecule).

mole 1 (mōl)
n.
A small congenital growth on the skin, usually slightly raised and dark and sometimes hairy, especially a pigmented nevus. Also called nevus pigmentosus.

mole 2
n.

mole 3 or mol (mōl)
n.

mole 1
(mōl)
A small, usually pigmented, benign growth on the skin.
mole 2
(mōl)
The amount of an element, compound, or other substance that has the same number of basic particles as 12 grams of Carbon-12. The number of particles making up a mole is Avogadro’s number. For elements and compounds, the mass of one mole, in grams, is roughly equal to the atomic or molecular weight of the substance. For example, carbon dioxide, CO2, has a molecular weight of 44; therefore, one mole of it weighs 44 grams.

noun

A person who works undercover within an organization and passes information about it to others (1974+)

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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