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mool

[mool] /mul/
noun, Scot. and North England.
1.
soft, crumbly soil rich in mold or humus.
2.
earth from or for a grave.
3.
a grave.
Origin of mool
1570-1580
First recorded in 1570-80; variant of mold3
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  • Ye ken naething but milk and bread when it's mool'd into ye.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • The man was Mr. mool's head clerk, charged with news for Doctor Benjulia.

    Heart and Science Wilkie Collins
  • On Tuesday afternoon, Baccani's address was in Mr. mool's hands.

    Heart and Science Wilkie Collins
  • Mr. mool waited at the lodgings, and sent a note to Baccani.

    Heart and Science Wilkie Collins
  • "Pray forgive me if I refer to him again—for the last time," Mr. mool pleaded.

    Heart and Science Wilkie Collins
  • Mr. mool had only to hear, next, how that refutation had been obtained.

    Heart and Science Wilkie Collins
  • In your country Mr. mool, such women—so I am told—are ducked in a pond.

    Heart and Science Wilkie Collins
  • Mr. mool suddenly plunged his face into his vase of flowers.

    Heart and Science Wilkie Collins
  • Under any other circumstances Mr. mool would have accepted the correction.

    Heart and Science Wilkie Collins
  • When Mr. mool got home that night, it was noticed that he had a poor appetite for his dinner.

    Heart and Science Wilkie Collins

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