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lin

[lin] /lɪn/
noun
1.
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Lin

[lin] /lɪn/
noun
1.
Maya Ying [mah-yuh ying] /ˈmɑ yə ˈyɪŋ/ (Show IPA), born 1959, U.S. architect and sculptor.
2.
a female given name, form of Caroline or Carolyn.

linn

or lin

[lin] /lɪn/
noun, Chiefly Scot.
1.
a waterfall or torrent of rushing water in a river or stream.
2.
a pool of water, especially at the foot of a waterfall.
3.
a steep ravine or precipice.
Origin of linn
1000
before 1000; conflation of Old English hlynn torrent (not recorded in ME), and Scots Gaelic linne, cognate with Irish linn, Welsh llyn

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  • A tan-yard hand who played the violin by ear had supplanted lin.

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  • To lin's persistent inquiries, Alfred admitted that the mule had kicked him.

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  • In a maudlin way he stuttered: "L-o-o-k-o-u-t, lin, she'll k-k-i-c-k you."

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  • lin "wondered what gran'muther would say when she heard of his 'sickness'."

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  • Harrison continually quizzed Alfred as to lin's attitude toward him.

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British Dictionary definitions for lin

linn

/lɪn/
noun (mainly Scot)
1.
a waterfall or a pool at the foot of it
2.
a ravine or precipice
Word Origin
C16: probably from a confusion of two words, Scottish Gaelic linne pool and Old English hlynn torrent
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