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1. An ancient kingdom east of the Dead Sea in present-day southwest Jordan. According to the Bible, its inhabitants were descendants of Lot. Archaeological exploration has traced settlement in the area to at least the 13th century bc.
2. A city of southeast Utah on the Colorado River. It is a center for recreation in the Canyonlands.


(Placename) Old Testament an ancient kingdom east of the Dead Sea, in what is now the SW part of Jordan: flourished mainly from the 9th to the 6th centuries bc


(ˈmoʊ æb)

an ancient kingdom E of the Dead Sea, in what is now Jordan.
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I can not speak now of the Mount of Olives or its view of Jerusalem, the Dead Sea and the mountains of Moab; nor of the Damascus Gate or the tree that was planted by King Godfrey of Jerusalem.
Summary: Tehran [Iran], September 16 (ANI): A top Iranian commander on Saturday announced that Iran possesses domestically-made 10-ton bomb "father of all bombs" that dwarfs the most powerful non-nuclear weapon of the United States, the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), also known as the "mother of all bombs.
The MOAB - officially designated the GBU-43B/MOAB - is strictly a non-nuclear bomb, with a warhead that contains 18,700 pounds of BLU-120/B high explosive used for general-purpose bombs.
( My Entertainment World  revealed the filming details and added that Moab will most likely be utilized for Western scenes inside the park, while Santa Clarita will probably be used to shoot the main offices of Delos.
Rather than identifying an urgent national-security threat and weighing the options for countering it, US military commanders seem to have perused America's unused arsenal, happened upon the MOAB, and sought a place where its power could be put on display.
The US did not claim it used the MOAB to strengthen US national security, as Shamkhani said, but because it was the ideal weapon to target IS tunnels and underground shelters that were spread over a large but shallow area.
Since the US had already positioned a naval attack force, comprising an aircraft carrier in the Korean peninsula, military analysts refuse to treat the dropping of an MOAB as a mere coincidence.
It is not known yet whether Murshid was killed in the GBU- 43/ B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb or MOAB strike on a deep tunnel complex in Afghanistan or in a US drone attack earlier this week.
Defense experts say the MOAB is a successor to the BLU-82 "Daisy Cutter," used during the Vietnam War and the start of the post 9/11 Afghanistan conflict.
According to the Air Force, the last time the MOAB was tested in 2003, a huge mushroom cloud could be seen from 20 miles (32 kilometers) away.
Moab intelligently places and schedules workloads and adapts resources to optimise application performance, increase system utilisation, and achieve organisational objectives.
In the past, the voucher program allowed vouchers to be used on materials such as household trash that could not be disposed of at the Moab landfill.