- (British) IPA: /ˈməʊldwɔːp/
mouldwarp (plural mouldwarps)
- (now, regional) A mole, Talpa europea.
- 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970 ↗, partition II, section 3, member 1, subsection i:
- as the moldiwarp in Æsop told the fox […], you complain of toys, but I am blind, be quiet […].
- 1913, DH Lawrence, Sons and Lovers, Penguin 2006, p. 19:
- "Yi, an' there's some chaps as does go round like moudiwarps." He thrust his face forward in the blind, snout-like way of a mole, seeming to sniff and peer for direction.