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 for Mole
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mole \Mole\, n. [AS. m[=a]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.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mole \Mole\, n. [L. mola.]
     A mass of fleshy or other more or less solid matter generated
     in the uterus.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mole \Mole\, n. [F. m[^o]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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mole \Mole\, n. [OE. molle, either shortened fr. moldwerp, or
     from the root of E. mold soil: cf. D. mol, OD. molworp. See
     1. (Zool.) Any insectivore of the family Talpidae. They
        have minute eyes and ears, soft fur, and very large and
        strong fore feet.
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     Note: The common European mole, or moldwarp ({Talpa
           Europaea), is noted for its extensive burrows. The
           common American mole, or shrew mole ({Scalops
           aquaticus), and star-nosed mole ({Condylura cristata})
           have similar habits.
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     Note: In the Scriptures, the name is applied to two
           unindentified animals, perhaps the chameleon and mole
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     2. A plow of peculiar construction, for forming underground
        drains. [U.S.]
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     3. (fig.)A spy who lives for years an apparently normal life
        (to establish a cover) before beginning his spying
     Duck mole. See under Duck.
     Golden mole. See Chrysochlore.
     Mole cricket (Zool.), an orthopterous insect of the genus
        Gryllotalpa, which excavates subterranean galleries, and
        throws up mounds of earth resembling those of the mole. It
        is said to do damage by injuring the roots of plants. The
        common European species ({Gryllotalpa vulgaris), and the
        American ({Gryllotalpa borealis), are the best known.
     Mole rat (Zool.), any one of several species of Old World
        rodents of the genera Spalax, Georychus, and several
        allied genera. They are molelike in appearance and habits,
        and their eyes are small or rudimentary.
     Mole shrew (Zool.), any one of several species of
        short-tailed American shrews of the genus Blarina, esp.
        Blarina brevicauda.
     Water mole, the duck mole.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  mole \mole\ n.
     A quantity of a substance equal to the molecular weight of a
     substance expressed in grams; a gram molecule; the basic unit
     of amount of substance adopted under the System International
     d'Unites; as, he added two moles of sodium chloride to the
     Syn: gram molecule, mol.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mole \Mole\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Moled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To form holes in, as a mole; to burrow; to excavate; as,
        to mole the earth.
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     2. To clear of molehills. [Prov. Eng.] --Pegge.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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 [syn: gram molecule, mole,
      2: a spy who works against enemy espionage [syn: counterspy,
      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
         [syn: breakwater, groin, groyne, mole, bulwark,
         seawall, jetty]
      6: small velvety-furred burrowing mammal having small eyes and
         fossorial forefeet

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  265 Moby Thesaurus words for "mole":
     abutment, anchorage, anchorage ground, arc-boutant, arch dam,
     backstop, bamboo curtain, bank, bar, barrage, barrier, basin, bat,
     beam, bear-trap dam, beaver dam, benign tumor, berth, bilge,
     birthmark, blackhead, blain, blaze, bleb, blemish, blind man,
     blister, blob, blotch, boom, boss, bow, brand, breakwater,
     breastwork, brick wall, bubble, buffer, bulb, bulge, bulkhead,
     bulla, bulwark, bump, bunch, burl, button, buttress, buttress pier,
     buttressing, cahot, callosity, callus, cancer, carcinoma,
     caste mark, check, checkmark, chine, cicatrix, clump, cofferdam,
     comedo, condyle, convex, corn, crack, crater, craze, cut, cyst,
     dam, dapple, defacement, defect, defense, deformation, deformity,
     dike, discoloration, disfiguration, disfigurement, distortion,
     ditch, dock, dockage, dockyard, dot, dowel, dry dock, ear, earmark,
     earthwork, embankment, engraving, excrescence, fault, fence,
     flange, flap, flaw, fleck, flick, flying buttress, freckle,
     fungosity, fungus, gall, gash, gate, gnarl, graving, gravity dam,
     groin, growth, hack, handle, hanging buttress, harbor, harborage,
     haven, hemangioma, hickey, hill, hump, hunch, hydraulic-fill dam,
     intumescence, iron curtain, jam, jetty, jog, joggle, jot, jutty,
     keloid, kink, knob, knot, knur, knurl, landing, landing place,
     landing stage, leaping weir, lentigo, levee, lip, logjam, loop,
     lump, macula, malignant growth, marina, mark, marking,
     metastatic tumor, milium, milldam, moat, moorings, morbid growth,
     mottle, mound, mountain, needle scar, neoplasm, nevus, nick,
     nonmalignant tumor, notch, nub, nubbin, nubble, outgrowth,
     papilloma, parapet, patch, peg, pier, pier buttress, pimple, pit,
     pock, pockmark, point, polka dot, port, port-wine mark,
     port-wine stain, portcullis, prick, protected anchorage,
     proud flesh, puncture, pustule, quay, rampart, retaining wall, rib,
     ridge, rift, ring, road, roadblock, roads, roadstead,
     rock-fill dam, sarcoma, scab, scar, scarification, score, scotch,
     scratch, scratching, seaport, seawall, sebaceous cyst, shipyard,
     shoulder, shutter dam, slip, speck, speckle, spine, splash, split,
     splotch, spot, stain, stigma, stone wall, strawberry mark, stud,
     sty, style, tab, tattoo, tattoo mark, the blind, the sightless,
     the unseeing, tick, tittle, track, tubercle, tubercule, tumor,
     twist, verruca, vesicle, wale, wall, warp, wart, watermark, weal,
     weir, welt, wen, wharf, whitehead, wicket dam, work

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     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
       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

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