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 Mosse.Mote and Beam (Matt. vii. 3–5). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Mosstrooper.
 
A robber, a bandit. The marauders who infested the borders of England and Scotland were so called because they encamped on the mosses.   1
 


 Mosse.Mote and Beam (Matt. vii. 3–5). 

 
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