Mor Jokai, a Hungarian author, born at Comorn in 1825. He became known in 1842 by a drama, and in 1846 by a novel. He has since published more than 150 volumes. During the movements of 1848 he made himself conspicuous by his revolutionary ardor, but in 1849 belonged to the moderate party. He was at the time editor of the weekly literary journal Eletkepek, and from 1858 to 1863 of the humorous Ustokus ("The Comet"). Since 1863 he has been editor of the Hon (" Fatherland "), a daily political journal. He has been several times elected to the diet from Pesth. His more recent works include Politikai diva-tok (" Political Fashions," 4 vols., Pesth, 1863); Mire megvenulunk ("Till One grows Old," 4 vols., 1865); Szerelem bolondjai (" Love's Fools," 4 vols., 1867); A Koszivu ember fiai (" The Sons of the Man with the Stony Heart," 4 vols., 1869); and Fekete gyemantok ("Black Diamonds," 5 vols., 1870). In 1848 he married Rosa Laborfalvi, a distinguished actress.
Mora, a N. E. county of New Mexico, bordering on Texas and intersected by the Canadian river and several of its tributaries; area, about 5,000 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 8,056. The W. part is mountainous. The chief productions in 1870 were 44,115 bushels of wheat, 57,349 of Indian corn, 27,314 of oats, 41,580 lbs. of wool, and 917 tons of hay. There were 673 horses, 808 mules and asses, 3,328 milch cows, 2.328 working oxen, 3,718 other cattle, 30,561 sheep, and 4,827 swine; 4 flour mills, 1 distillery, and 1 woollen mill. Capital, Mora.
Moradabad, a town of British India, capital of a district of the same name, in the division of Rohilcund in the Northwestern Provinces, on the right bank of the Ramgunga, 100 m. N. E. of Delhi; pop. about 60,000. It is dilapidated, and even the great central thoroughfare.has lost its former cleanly appearance. It has a large market place, used as a bazaar, and an extensive commerce in sugar, cotton, wheat, and other articles.
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Morat (Ger. Murten), a town of Switzerland, in the canton and 8 m. N. by W. of the city of Fribourg, on the S. E. shore of the lake of Morat, and on the high road from Bern to Lausanne; pop. in 1870, 2,328. It has a castle and a commercial school, and is memorable for the victory achieved there by the Swiss over Charles the Bold of Burgundy, June 22, 1476. An obelisk was erected on the battle field in 1822. (See Charles the Bold.) - The lake is about 6 m. long, 2 1/2 m. broad, and 350 ft. deep. A narrow and flat strip of land separates it from the lake of Neuf chatel, into which it empties through the river Broye.
Mordvins, a people inhabiting eastern Russia. They form a subdivision of the Bulgaric or Volgaic family of the Finnic branch of the Turanian, Uralo-Altaic, or Mongolian races, and are related to the Tcheremisses and Tchuvashes. (See Finns.) Their number has been estimated at 400,000, and their territory lies principally between the rivers Oka and Volga in the Russian governments of Nizhni Novgorod, Tambov, Pensa, Simbirsk, and Saratov, extending also'into Samara and Astrakhan. Dialectically they may be subdivided into Mokzbas, chiefly dwelling on the banks of the Sura and Mokzha, and Ersas, occupying the shores of the Oka. - Ahlquist, Mokscha-mordwinische Gramma-tik(St Petersburg, 1871).