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autem mort

1. obsolete A woman who is married. "Autem" is an obsolete slang word for church, and "mort" is obsolete slang for a woman or girl. Your courtship is wasted, my friend, for she is an autem mort already.
2. obsolete A beggar woman who carries about several children and affects to have great devotion to the church or religion, generally as a means of arousing sympathetic charity from others. "Autem" is an obsolete slang word for church, and "mort" is obsolete slang for a woman or girl. The autem morts with their wailing children cluster at the steps of the church for alms.
See also: autem, mort

bon mot

A clever or witty retort. Brett was teased quite often by his peers, but he always responded quickly with a bon mot, causing everyone to erupt into laughter.
See also: bon, mot

the mot juste

The precise word you want to use; the exactly right word. The phrase is French for "right word." When I'm writing, there's no better feeling than easily thinking of the mot juste.
See also: juste, mot
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One important finding relates to the type and extent of industry and government cooperation in MOT education.
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Stuart James, director of automotive trade body the Retail Motor Industry Federation, said: "The number of consumers forgetting to MOT their vehicles means that a great many of these are unintentionally breaking the law.
The supermarket giant has found that not only do drivers seem unaware of what they might have to pay out if their car fails its MOT, but almost two thirds (62%) of drivers are not putting any money aside to pay for it.
I WOULD like to respond to the letter 'Tighten up MOT rules', I am an MOT examiner and can confirm that any vehicle that is presented for an MOT with incorrect number plates fitted will fail the MOT examination.
The Government agency responsible for MOT testing, VOSA, has indicated a transition period in which failures relating to some of the new test items will be made advisory until April 1, 2012.
At the start of the busiest month for MoTs, David White, customer services director at Kwik Fit, warns: "With more police forces across the UK using cameras to automatically scan number plates and linking to the national vehicle database those drivers who do not renew their MOT could be in for a rude awakening.
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8 million (41 per cent) British motorists say that they often struggle to remember their car's MOT expiry date, according to a survey from Kwik-Fit.
INCREASES in MOT fees should be used to fund reminders to motorists when their MOT is due.