- an old woman.
- a hag; witch.
Origin of carline
1350–1400; Middle English (north) kerling < Old Norse: old woman, equivalent to kerl (mutated variant of karl man) + -ing -ing1
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Examples from the Web for carlin
Carlin, who died in 2008, still resonates with comedians and comedy fans as much as at any time when he was alive.Why George Carlin Deserves His Own Street
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Carlin ended his routine with one last look at the difference between baseball and football.Will a Criminal Enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame?
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Both Cohen and Carlin are, understandably, pretty pleased that Liberty has been taken down.The Government’s Perilous Bitcoin Chase
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Then we howled the top of the roof off, and I for one fell in love with Carlin on the spot.American Notes
Carlin at once appointed Colonel Brockman to the chief command.The Story of the Mormons
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Why did n't Carlin and Carpenter sign it as well as Shields?The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume One
It told of the escape of Bulger and Parker from the Carlin jail.
Well, the man in the bank at Carlin called up the bank of Calias, and they said the money was there.The Conquest
- another name for pug 1
C18: named after a French actor who played Harlequin, because of the resemblance of the dog's face to the black mask of the Harlequin
- a Eurasian thistle-like plant, Carlina vulgaris, having spiny leaves and flower heads surrounded by raylike whitish bracts: family Asteraceae (composites)Also called: carline thistle
C16: from French, probably from Latin cardō thistle
- mainly Scot an old woman, hag, or witch
- a variant of carling
C14: from Old Norse kerling old woman, diminutive of karl man, churl
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