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moulin

[moo-lan] /muˈlɛ̃/
noun
1.
a nearly vertical shaft or cavity worn in a glacier by surface water falling through a crack in the ice.
Origin of moulin
1855-1860
1855-60; < French < Late Latin molīnum mill1

Allier

[a-lyey] /aˈlyeɪ/
noun
1.
a river flowing N from S France to the Loire. About 250 miles (400 km) long.
2.
a department in central France. 2850 sq. mi. (7380 sq. km).
Capital: Moulins.
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Examples from the Web for moulins
Historical Examples
  • Fifteenth-century windows are comparatively rare, so the twelve possessed by moulins chief church are precious.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • I forbid your going to moulins or rushing off in pursuit of the fugitive.

    Artists' Wives Alphonse Daudet
  • For some reason or other our compatriots do not, like Sterne and Maria go to moulins.

    East of Paris Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • At moulins no one knew him; at Paris, his pieces were hissed.

    Artists' Wives Alphonse Daudet
  • In the eleventh century moulins was one of the more southerly fortresses to hold out against William of Normandy.

    Cathedral Cities of France Herbert Marshall
  • The Cathedral at moulins has a curious misfit of nave and chancel.

    Cathedral Cities of France Herbert Marshall
  • In the evening the Comte de Montpersan came himself as far as moulins with me.

    The Message Honore de Balzac
  • Faure was born in 1830, and was the son of a singer at the church of moulins.

  • How much better off was moulins when, instead of four spires, she gloried in two?

    East of Paris Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • I learned that a company of travelers was to leave the city of Marcigny for moulins.

    The Poniard's Hilt Eugne Sue
British Dictionary definitions for moulins

Moulins

/French mulɛ̃/
noun
1.
a market town in central France, on the Allier River. Pop: 21 892 (1999)

Allier

/French alje/
noun
1.
a department of central France, in Auvergne region. Capital: Moulins. Pop: 342 307 (2003 est). Area: 7382 sq km (2879 sq miles)
2.
a river in S central France, rising in the Cévennes and flowing north to the Loire. Length: over 403 km (250 miles)

moulin

/ˈmuːlɪn/
noun
1.
a vertical shaft in a glacier, maintained by a constant descending stream of water and debris
Word Origin
C19: from French: a mill

Moulin

/French mulɛ̃/
noun
1.
Jean (ʒɑ̃). 1899–1943, French lawyer and Resistance hero; Chairman of the National Council of the Resistance (1943): tortured to death by the Nazis
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