Moldwarp

Mold´warp


n.1.(Zool.) See Mole the animal.
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(25.) "mouldwarp | moldwarp, n." OED Online, June 2015, http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/122844, accessed 3 September 2015.
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If, therefore, Edward Waverley yawned at times over the dry deduction of his line of ancestors, with their various intermarriages, and inwardly deprecated the remorseless and protracted accuracy with which the worthy Sir Everard rehearsed the various degrees of propinquity between the house of Waverley-Honour and the doughty barons, knights, and squires, to whom they stood allied; if (notwithstanding his obligations to the three ermines passant) he sometimes cursed in his heart the jargon of heraldry, its griffins, its moldwarps, its wyverns, and its dragons, with all the bitterness of Hotspur himself, there were moments when these communications interested his fancy and rewarded his attention.
Scott brings his readers close to the consciousness of Edward, growing bored, at the same time delighting stylistically in the moldwarps and the wyverns.