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munnion

[muhn-yuh n] /ˈmʌn yən/
noun
1.
a mullion or muntin.
Origin of munnion
1585-1595
First recorded in 1585-95; assimilated variant of mullion
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  • Miss munnion said that she had often observed it, and that it was very true.

    A Pair of Clogs Amy Walton
  • Of course Diana ought to come before everything, and yet Miss munnion did not seem able to make up her mind to go to her.

    A Pair of Clogs Amy Walton
  • She had not to wait long, for Miss munnion reappeared in less than five minutes shaking her head mournfully.

    A Pair of Clogs Amy Walton
British Dictionary definitions for munnion

munnion

/ˈmʌnjən/
noun
1.
an archaic word for mullion
Word Origin
C16: from monial mullion
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